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Huge bug discovered in a suitcase on the Atlanta airport

(CBP Southeast)

A strange stowaway was discovered at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this week.

Airport officials say they discovered an African millipede inside a traveler’s suitcase Tuesday morning.

The company, a member of the CBP Beagle Brigade, alerted his handler to a checked-in suitcase at the baggage claim.

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The nearly 6-inch bug was collected and protected, while officials try to find a place to house the insect.

The couple that owns the suitcase sat on a flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, and were on our way to South Carolina.

They said that they had no idea of the giant bug in their suitcase.

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