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Chinese couple caught with 200 live cockroaches in luggage

Officials at a Chinese airport were stunned to find 200 live cockroaches crawling in a luggage of couple in Guangdong province’s Baiyun International Airport.

The officials were shocked to discover hundreds of live roaches after inspecting an elderly couple’s luggage. The nasty discovery left at least one official close to tears, According to Chinese newspaper Beijing Youth Daily.

Security team at Guangdong province’s Baiyun International Airport spotted “movement” when the couple’s bags went through an x-ray machine.

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“They were carrying a bucket, but when it passed through the x-ray something unusual showed up,” a security official told Global Times. “One of our staff opened their luggage and a roach crawled out of it. She almost cried,” he added.

When asked why they had the live roaches in their luggage, the man reportedly said they were part of a home remedy for a skin condition his wife had.

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“They were part of an old folk remedy. You mix the roaches in some medicinal cream and put it on your skin,” the security guard quoted the man as saying.

The man refused to elaborate on what his wife’s skin condition was.



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