MIAMI (CBS4) – A British teen found carrying 30 pounds of cocaine stuffed in boxes of cake mix at Miami International Airport has been formally charged as an adult.
Ayesha Niles, who turned 18 while in police custody, made her first appearance in bond court this Thursday afternoon. She is charged with trafficking cocaine and denied bond.
Niles is accused of carrying the drugs which had an estimated street value of $650,000.
On October 21, federal customs agents selected her suitcase for “secondary screening.” Inside her suitcase, authorities say they found approximately 30 pounds of powder cocaine in cake mix boxes.
Her arrest report states Niles was headed from Kingston, Jamaica, back home to London when she was stopped at the Miami International Airport
Niles told authorities she “did not question” the suspicious activity she was involved with. She confirmed that the 24 cake boxes were the same ones placed in her luggage in Jamaica.
Niles will be arraigned on November 7.