Servicemember caught trying to smuggle missile launcher on plane back from deployment

(Transportation Security Administration)

Members of the Transport Security Administration had a less-than-average day at the office after they detected a missile launcher in a servicemember’s luggage.

Transportation Security Administration agents at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport detected the inert AGM-176 Griffin missile tube and quickly inspected it, bringing the Texas-bound owner in for questioning.

The active duty serviceman, who had brought the tube stateside as a souvenir from Kuwait, was still allowed to catch his flight but was not allowed to keep the Griffin.

According to NBC4, the TSA reminds travelers that military weapons are not permitted in checked or carry-on bags.

The Griffin missile can be launched from the ground or air as a rocket-powered missile or dropped from the air as a guided bomb

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