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. JoAnn Bartholomew

    Don't,tell me they,don't have airport checks in London.That,girl,knew how the drugs got in her luggage.What,was she thinking of anyway,of course you'd ,be caught.JoAnn Bartholomew

    October 27, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jameshwoods

    Dedication to one small thing can make one rich.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. funy but 101

    wow that is realy dumb and stupid and its that much

    October 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. funy but 101

    ha ya

    October 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tom Atkins

    She probably made it threw with 1 box before and figured she'd try for 30 this time. Connecting threw Miami probably isn't the smartest idea either.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. marie

    she's definitely young and naive because a smart and experience drug dealer would know not to put all that cocaine in obvious cake mix boxes... DUH.

    October 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. d'chef

    expensive cake !
    greed greed greed

    October 27, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. USAisdrugdealer

    See keep drugs illegeal so the price is high. If u r the law u can do whatever u want. FAST AND FURIOUS! Search on line tons of multiple creditable sources. Proven fact video of our military on national news helping grow the damn poppies. We went to war cuz they burned the poppie fields. Look what osama money coms from what his family had ties 2. Poppies make the bigges drug heroin! Youtube miltary helping poppie farmers. Its real. The war in mexico is cuz the US wants to be the leader in the drug cartel and the other cartels are fighting they are fighting for power and our US gives the guns. Dont believe just search it. facts are facts they dont lie. Call people nut or a liar but the end truth wins. Lie to yourself n think your country will save you as your kids all get high

    October 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • U.S.Army-OverLord

      Like my platoon sergeant always said. "There is NO cure for stupid"

      October 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      LOL god you're stupid

      October 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tazz

    dose anyone watch general hospital they just did a very sim stiry

    October 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ohMyGosh

    Cake Boxes!!!! How stupid and lazy can she be... Everyone knows you're suppose to smuggle drugs in everyday items... who the hell packs cake mix on a vacation. I would slap my drug mule if they lost my dope because of their incompetence... lol

    October 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. WhackyWaco

    Occupy cocaine.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. stoptheinsanity

    "The cartels got their guns from America??? Maybe from a few private dealers who are licensed by the atf to sell guns....It wasn't patriotic americans!! It was hungry semi-terrorists with an ffl!!

    October 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. *cosmicvox

    Nothin' says Lovin' like Somethin' from the Oven....

    October 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. *cosmicvox

    Nothin' says Lovin' like Somethin' from the Oven.....

    October 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joe

    Way to go Betty Crocker! I think you should call Aunt Jamima or Uncle Ben, your in a Heap of batter now.. What were you thinking? Oh wait, they sent you through so the other 60 lbs made it past at the same time. Tool.. how do you blame this on the unknown.. Well 650,000.00 worth of blow and now you need 550,000.00 for an lawyer.. That sucks.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
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