Thirteen "Incredibly Rare" Iguanas Worth 130,000 Hidden in Socks

Thirteen "incredibly rare" San Salvador rock iguanas, classed as being in danger of extinction, were seized from within a suitcase at Heathrow Airport last month.  The iguanas, valued at £130,000, had been concealed within socks.

In a case that was widely reported by the media, two young women were arrested whilst transiting a flight from The Bahamas, and were subsequently charged with the fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on importation: see The Guardian's coverage here.

Gwawr Thomas was instructed on behalf of one of the defendants.