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.

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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.

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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.

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(credit: CBS Chicago)

Khoua Vang (credit: CBS Chicago)