Rhino horns, hippo teeth and live big cats are just some of the endangered animal items seized by border officials in a record year.
A witness statement given to the high court claims that the information seized contains information which could directly endanger lives.
The independent reviewer of terrorism legislation said he will examine the detention of David Miranda at Heathrow Airport.
Immigration Minister James Brokenshire's speech today on border control was "feeble and pathetic", according to the head of an influential business group.
The Director General of the Institute of Directors, Simon Walker, said Brokenshire's speech seemed to be "more about political positioning and less about what is good for the country".
There is 'relatively little evidence' that immigrants take British workers' jobs when the economy is strong, a new report from the Home Office says.
However, the authors say data suggests that there was 'labour market displacement' during the recession which followed the 2007 financial crisis.
The study has been the subject of controversy after reports that ministers deliberately delayed its publication because the findings did not fit in with the Conservatives' tough stance on immigration.
Read the full report here.
Questioned on the rise in net migration published in ONS figures, the immigration and security minister said the Government remains focused on dealing with "abuses of free movement".
James Brokenshire MP said: "What we have seen is a significant increase in the numbers of people coming to the UK from the EU itself.
"That's why the Government remains focused on dealing with abuses of free movement, and also following through the work that we have done on benefits, and those pull factors that might attract people to come to the UK in the first place."
Non-EU migration is at its lowest level since 1998, the Home Office has said, citing immigration reforms as the reason for the drop.
Despite having risen by 38% last year, overall long-term migration figures are still down from 2010, the Home Office said on Twitter.
Our reforms have cut non-EU migration to its lowest level since 1998. O/all figures down from 2010 with 70,000 fewer migrants coming to UK
Ketamine has been upgraded from a Class C drug to a Class B drug, the Home Office announced.
The decision was made following recommendations from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs on the growing evidence of long-term damage the drug inflicts on users. Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker said:
“I am determined to clamp down on the misuse of ketamine, which leaves young people hospitalised with serious bladder and kidney damage each year.
“By accepting the ACMD’s advice to make it a Class B drug we are sending a clear message to users of the serious harms associated with this drug and to traffickers that we will not tolerate its illegal supply.”
Security minister James Brokenshire told ITV News that the "very clear advice" to Britons is that they "shouldn't be travelling to Syria."
"Where there is evidence of people travelling back [from Syria] our terrorist legislation has reached beyond the UK and if people have been involved in terrorism then we will not hesitate to use the full force of the law," he said.
He added that passports were being confiscated at the border if there was a "real indication" that people were travelling to Syria to become involved in the conflict.
The UN Refugee Agency in the UK has welcomed the Government's plans to provide refuge to the "most vulnerable" Syrians.
In a statement to the House of Commons, Home Secretary Theresa May said the UK would not be signing up to a quota scheme because "we want to focus our assistance on the most vulnerable people".
UNHCR's Representative to the UK, Roland Schilling, said: "We welcome the announcement of the UK government to provide refuge to some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees, in cooperation with UNHCR.
“This decision will help to provide much needed solutions for vulnerable Syrian refugees many of whom have been deeply traumatised and face immense hardship.
"It is also a concrete and important gesture of solidarity and burden sharing with the countries neighbouring Syria as they continue to bear the brunt of the refugee crisis."
Home Secretary Theresa May has outlined the Government's plan to help the most vulnerable Syrians find safety in the UK.
She told the House of Commons: "Our country has a proud tradition of providing protection to those in need. And where there are particularly difficult cases of vulnerable refugees, who are at grave risk, we are ready to look at those cases."
She added: "The Government will be launching a new programme to provide emergency sanctuary in the UK for displaced Syrians who are particularly vulnerable."
Home Secretary Theresa May has told the House of Commons the scale of the Syrian refugee crisis is "immense".
She said: "The greatest contribution we can make is to work to end the conflict altogether, using UK diplomacy and our international influence to support the negotiations taking place in Geneva."
She added the the Government's goal was that of a "peaceful settlement" and that the £600m already given to the Syrian relief effort was the UK's largest ever response to a humanitarian crisis.
Domestic violence victims are increasingly likely to be at risk of having their children being taken into care, according to Family Rights Group.
The charity also claims that victims are being failed as services to help women escape violent partners are being cut.
Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker told the Guardian: "The Government is not cutting funding for domestic violence services. On the contrary, we have ring-fenced nearly £40 million to provide support for victims to escape abusive situations."