Regardless of how many people have been busted trying to transport drugs through airports, here and abroad, drug traffickers are still able to convince folks to be their mules. The latest case coming out of O’Hare International Airport in Chicago goes to show that all types of people volunteer to take the hug risk of hauling weight through the airports.
The suspect is 49-year-old Khoua Vang, of Walnut Grove, MN. She was arrested around 3 AM on Saturday, as she passed through O’Hare, on her way home from Laos. She returned to the US on a flight from South Korea. However, Vang was found to have a slew of drugs in her luggage. She was in possession of 3,500 methamphetamine pills and 37 1/2 pounds of opium, which were confiscated by US Customs & Border Protection officers. According to the Chicago Tribune, Vang’s stash was worth $518,000 on the street.
Vang was turned over to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, where she was charged with, “one count each of methamphetamine delivery, meth trafficking, possession of meth, and controlled substance trafficking; and two counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance,” according to the Chicago Sun. On Monday, she appeared in bond court at Leighton Criminal Courts Building, where Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. set her ail at $100,000.