Opium seized at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport

Published 9:34 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS  — Authorities said they’ve seized more than 30 pounds of opium powder found in a passenger’s luggage at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release that officers found the substance in the bag of a 35-year-old woman arriving from Laos via Tokyo on Friday. The agency said Customs and Border Protection officers opened a packet listed as green tea mix and found a powder that tested positive for the presence of opium.

According to the agency, 33.5 pounds of opium was seized.

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