One of the UK’s largest seizures of ivory has been made at Heathrow Airport.

A stockpile of ivory tusks.

A stockpile of ivory tusks. Image by USFWS Mountain-Prairie / CC BY 2.0

The ivory, which weighed a total of 110kg and included raw tusks, was found in baggage left abandoned in transit from Angola on its way to Hanover, Germany.

Border Force officers found raw tusks and other items, including carved bangles and beads, after searching an item of luggage at Terminal 4 on October 14.

(Press Association)