Tags: cocaine | smuggling | cake | mix

British Woman Accused of Smuggling Cocaine in Cake Mix Boxes

Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 04:33 PM

By Andra Varin

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A British woman faces drug-smuggling charges after she arrived at Miami International Airport with nearly 30 pounds of cocaine concealed in two dozen boxes of cake mix, authorities said.

Ayesha Olivia Niles of London was arrested Oct. 21 and turned 18 three days later, so she probably will be prosecuted as an adult, The Miami Herald reported.

“This young woman had her 18th birthday in a foreign jail, far from her home and her family, because she thought she could smuggle almost 30 pounds of cocaine through Miami,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fern├índez Rundle said Wednesday. “Sadly, she almost becomes a poster child for how easily the drug trade can corrupt our youth.”

Niles arrived in Miami on a night flight from Jamaica. Federal customs agents selected her for screening and discovered 24 boxes of cake mix in her two suitcases. Police said they found cocaine totaling 29.3 pounds inside the boxes.

The teen said she didn’t know what was in the boxes but “suspected that the activity she was involved in was suspicious,” the police report said.

Niles was booked on first-degree felony charges of trafficking cocaine and importation of a controlled substance.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Nancy Pelosi: There Are 14 Million Reasons Why Obamacare Works

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 11:11 AM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has ripped into Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer for his attack on Obamacare, saying there . . .

Dana Carvey: Liberals 'Brutalize' Conservative Comics

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 11:09 AM

The Hollywood and New York liberal left "brutalized" Saturday Night Live alumnus Dennis Miller because, according to his . . .

Education Dept. Proposes New Regulations For Teacher Training

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 10:56 AM

In an attempt to address teacher quality, the Obama administration has issued regulations that will require states to de . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved