Woman accused of trafficking 30 pounds of cocaine in cake mix boxes
Officials say the 30 pounds of cocaine was carried in cake mix boxes.
October 27th, 2011
04:24 PM ET

Woman accused of trafficking 30 pounds of cocaine in cake mix boxes

An 18-year-old woman who was arrested after nearly 30 pounds of cocaine was found hidden in cake mix boxes in her suitcase will be charged as an adult, according to a Florida state attorney's office.

Ayesha Niles, who lives in London, was traveling from Jamaica to London with a stopover at Miami International Airport on Friday when she went through a routine luggage check.

"Twenty-four boxes of cake mix in your luggage," Ed Griffith, spokesperson Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, told CNN. "It just seemed extremely unusual."

It was unusual enough that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent sent Niles to the inspection area for a second screening.

According to the arrest affidavit the boxes of cake mix contained a total of "+/- 29.30 pounds of powder cocaine." According to the state attorney's office the estimated street value of the cocaine in London is $650,000.00.

The affidavit says Niles told law enforcement that the boxes were placed in her luggage in Jamaica but she was not aware of what the boxes contained.

Niles was arrested on charges of trafficking of cocaine and transporting of a control substance. Niles turned 18 this week and because of her age of majority and the seriousness of the crime the state attorney's office has filed notice that she will be charged as an adult. Niles, who is still in the juvenile system currently, could not be reached for comment.

"This is an extremely serious charge," Griffith said. "She is looking at minimum mandatory prison time upon a conviction."

If convicted Niles could be sentences up to 15 years in prison for each count.

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  1. Deanna stubbs

    Well like they say "fat kids luvs cake n shinny parents luv coke" lol!!!

    October 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. clarke

    Does this really surprise anyone, come on folks.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hinterarsch

      No not really. Doesn't everyone travel with boxes of cake mix? May be not 29 but may be 15?? Send her into the Florida Swamp for a walk. The gaters are hungy....

      October 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Required

    Damm Out All Drugs You Chose Cocaine ? Did You Really Think You'd Get By For Long ? #Shame

    October 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Required

      #Forreal^.^ -_- #SMH

      October 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ugggghhhh

    Dumb b! %h

    October 27, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • maja

      You a dumb b%@ch. You say sorry now.

      October 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. carrieanne

    OMG! Just when you thought people couldn't be more stupid BOOM! Something comes along and changes your mind!

    October 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nick

    ".....29.30 pounds of powder cocaine..." "....street value of the cocaine in London is $650,000.00."

    If it was marijuana the police would report, "30 pounds of marijuana was seized today, with a street value in London of $50 million dollars....."

    October 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. John Locke

    You have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If one chooses to pursue happiness though chemicals (drugs) that is their inalienable right. I say the federal government should do a life sentence for infringing on this womans inalienable rights. Nobody is forcing coke up your nose so leave others alone for gods sake!

    October 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Heisenberg

    Say no to drugs. Just say no!

    October 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      LOL. I hope you chose that name on purpose.

      Got the blue stuff?

      October 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. maja

    No John locked, that I'd wrong.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. maja

    Carrieanne, you do it too.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Conky2012

    Rofl, conspiracy theory? If you are alive in 2011, and you haven't figured out our drugs are coming from our government, you are very dumb. Conspiracy Theory is a term coined to discourage people from believing bad things that happen behind the scenes.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. the Prophet

    go to go my lady is today is woopy day

    October 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Yo

    This was probably just a diversion for the 100 kilos of heroin the guy behind her had in his duffel bag.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. maja

    No it was not YO YO.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dragonex

    I see a "blonde joke" coming out from this story.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
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