Customs agents in Hong Kong have confiscated a shipment of rhino horns and ivory worth about 17.4 million Hong Kong dollars (£1.4 million), their biggest such seizure to date.
Officials said that they seized 33 rhino horns, 758 ivory chopsticks and 127 ivory bracelets concealed in a shipping container which arrived at Hong Kong's port from Cape Town, South Africa.
They would not name the container's final destination.
Customs agents found the hidden haul by X-raying the container and then peeling away layers of foil, paper and plastic wrapped around the items.
The seizure tops one in August of 12.5 million HK dollars (£1 million) worth of African ivory.
Several rhino subspecies are believed to have recently become extinct.