MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman from southwestern Minnesota was arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport with 38 pounds of drugs.
According to authorities, 49-year-old Khoua Vang, of Walnut Grove, was taken into custody on Sunday. She was arrested after police found her with about three-quarters of a pound of methamphetamine and 37 and a half pounds of opium.READ MORE: Kim Potter's Trial In Daunte Wright's Death Begins Wednesday: Here's How To Watch
The drugs have an estimated street value of more than $500,000.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Department said that she was stopping over on her way back to Minnesota. The flight originated in Laos.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: System Setting Up Potential Snow Event Friday
Reports say that Vang was ordered to surrender her passport, and was held in lieu of a $100,000 bail.
She is charged with methamphetamine delivery, methamphetamine trafficking, possession of methamphetamine, controlled substance trafficking, and two counts of manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance.MORE NEWS: Undefeated Gophers Getting Along Just Fine Under Ben Johnson