U.S Customs and Border Protection says its officers at Los Angeles International Airport seized 15 products made from endangered animals.
Seven ivory tusks, one hippopotamus tusk and seven purses made from ostrich, stingray, crocodile and elephant skins were found on June 27 in the luggage of a U.S. citizen arriving from Europe.
The traveler was identified only as a 63-year-old woman who come from Greece via Germany.
The items were found when her three suitcases were X-rayed.
Customs officers consulted with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents who confirmed that all the items cannot be imported under the Endangered Species Act.