Cops: Women Hid $3M of Heroin, Opium in Tea Leaves

They were arrested at O'Hare International Airport
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2016 6:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – Three women were allegedly found with more than $3 million worth of drugs hidden in bags of tea leaves Tuesday afternoon at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the Chicago Sun Times reports. Authorities say nearly 70 pounds of opium and heroin were divided up into 470 tiny packets in their luggage. The three women are all US citizens from Minnesota, according to the Chicago Tribune. They arrived at O'Hare from Laos via a flight from Japan. True Thao, 52, Pa Yang, 57, and Mai Vue Vang, 58, have been charged with manufacturing or delivery of narcotics. They're currently being held on $50,000 bond. (Read more drug smuggling stories.)

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