Customs officials in the Philippines have seized 1,529 live exotic turtles - many of whom were tied together with duct tape.
The animals were discovered on Sunday by the country's Bureau of Customs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
They were then turned over to its Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit.
The live turtles were found inside the luggage of a Filipino passenger who had arrived on a flight from Hong Kong.
They were made up of star tortoise, redfoot tortoise, sulcata tortoise and red-eared sliders.
Authorities have said the passenger left the four x-rayed bags unclaimed in the arrivals area.
Under Filipino law, violators of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act can face up to two years in prison and a fine of up to 200,000 Philippine pesos (€3,407).
Officials have suggested these penalties may have resulted in the passenger abandoning the bags.
In 2018, authorities turned over a total 560 wildlife and endangered species - including 250 geckos, 254 corals and other reptiles which were caught through air parcels, baggage and shipments.
Earlier this year, 63 Iguanas, chameleon and bearded dragons were also intercepted.