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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    Cocaine cake..YUM!!

    October 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fowosere adebola

    please for god sake have mercy on her

    October 27, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. davidhar

    Eat cake and lose weight at the same time!

    October 27, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mshup

    It looks like there is a whole new "Cake Boss" in town

    October 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Homey Don't Play Dat


      October 28, 2011 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. davidhar

    I bet she will be on Nat Geo's "locked up abroad" in a few years.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Homey Don't Play Dat

      I was thinking the same thing! LOL

      October 28, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. willzrogue

    i'd rather bake...

    October 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RobertC

    Let them eat cake!

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

    This just in,Charlie Sheen reports someone stole 30 lbs of his cake mix.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Wildone

    Stupid, stupid girl. Congratulations, you have succeeded in ruining your life, Ayesha. All you other would-be drug smugglers take note.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. desperate times...desperate measures

    desperate girl...
    leave her alone!
    she will probably pay with her life...

    October 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Arod88

    Shame shame shame wut this world is.coming to

    October 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tony T.

    Patty cake, patty cake, I' m the baker's man. Bake dem' cakes as fast as I can! Clipse still grindin'. Ya'll know wut it is fools. Country goin' downhill wit da quickness dogs!

    October 27, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mamasrudeboy

    ...well, look at this way....she went out on a high....just a thought....hmmmmmmmm

    October 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BrainDoc

    what we have here is a hypocritical stance once again in our legal system. how come some people can legally use substances but others have to go around the system to get their high? whatever people put in their body is their right. using prescription narcotics does not change the facts that people get high with them everyday legally, not to mention alcohol. this is another example of rampant hypocrisy stratified into law here in the united states. legalize every drug and stop judging who uses what because its our God given right to consume whatever we choose. Read your bible and see what God says about consuming things.

    God bless

    October 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • NT

      He sure doesn't say anything about it being right to consume drugs and get high, what Bible are you reading from? To be honest it is a sin to consume anything that will put you in a different state of mind. Anything that will alter reality should not be consumed in the human body. Thats why the bible says we should not drink to get drunk. Because then another spirit, which is not of God, has taking over us therefore taking us out of the will of God. So please let me know what book and chapter of the Bible you are reading from.

      October 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bler

    You know what's going to be even weirder? Finding the coke boxes full of cake.

    October 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
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