Ayesha Niles, British Teen, Busted at MIA With 30 Pounds of Coke in Cake-Mix Boxes UPDATED

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via Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office
That's not Rich 'n Moist cake mix inside.
Last Friday, Miami International Airport officers inspecting the bags of a 17-year-old British girl headed back to London took a look at a couple dozen boxes of cake mix stuffed amid her clothes. They weren't full of red velvet batter. The cops found 30 pounds of cocaine inside, and the teen -- Ayesha Olivia Niles -- will likely be charged as an adult.

Give Niles credit, though. Cake-mix boxes are a completely original (if surprisingly ineffective) coke-delivery system.


Niles, a 5'4" student three days shy of her 18th birthday, was en route from Jamaica when she drew the short straw at MIA for an automatic screening, the Miami Herald reports.

When police dug into the boxes and found 29.3 pounds of coke, Niles claimed she didn't know she was carrying cocaine -- "though she suspected the activity she was involved in was suspicious."

Niles's baking bust immediately joins the pantheon of the strangest cocaine-smuggling attempts in recent years, including:

  • A World Cup statue: Police in Bogota last July intercepted a life-size replica of the World Cup trophy, made entirely from yeyo, headed for Europe during the soccer contest in South Africa.
  • Submarine: Why mess with airport screeners when you can ship the cocaine under the deep blue sea in your very own narco-sub? Of course, when the sub sinks, you'll be left scrambling in a lifeboat amid hundreds of floating bales of coke.
  • Candy Easter eggs: Miami resident Esteban Galtes was popped at LAX last December trying to sneak $100,000 in coke through security inside pastel-colored easter eggs:

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Of course, these are just the bizarre methods that have failed -- who knows what else is stuffed with cocaine at the airport and successfully navigating through the x-ray machines?

Update: The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office has released Niles's police report and a photo of the cocaine.

The coke is packed into 24 blue J.F. Mills Rich 'n Moist-brand cake-mix boxes.

Ed Griffith, a spokesman for the office, says Niles will be charged as an adult because she was just a few days short of her 18th birthday and "given the nature of this serious drug-trafficking charge and given the amount of powder cocaine involved."

Here's a picture of the drug haul:

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via Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office
Here's a full copy of Niles's arrest report:

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19 comments
Lou
Lou

She is a nice girl old friend of mine n had r kids at the same time as eachother I can't believe it there must be more to it she ain't like that at all just to put records straight now I can c how press twist shit

Dxr3b8
Dxr3b8

30 lbs wit the cake boxes. They should weigh jus the coke.

Nowayo
Nowayo

Was it cut with baking powder?

omari
omari

damn that sucks, long time in jail for her. Is she would have gotten away with that she would have been one wealthy 17 year old. and the birthday was coming up so that 18th birthday party would have been on an Poppin!

Whippit
Whippit

The only way this story could be more perfect would be: 1) Show a photo of the stupid,delusional Chimpette,to show how "They" are just like us.and2) If the many boxes were originally for Uncle Ben's Rice.and3) There was an audio clip of Da Chimpette exclaiming "Ah di'int do NUFFIN.", as she dropped her Brit accent; or, "Honestly,Constable...some White fellow gave them to me last night because he knew I fancied cake.", if she really is an infester of  The UK.

Whippit
Whippit

The only way this story could be more perfect would be: 1) Show a photo of the stupid,delusional Chimpette,to show how "They" are just like us.and2) If the many boxes were originally for Uncle Ben's Rice.and3) There was an audio clip of Da Chimpette exclaiming "Ah di'int do NUFFIN.", as she dropped her Brit accent; or, "Honestly,Constable...some White fellow gave them to me last night because he knew I fancied cake.", if she really is an infester of  The UK.

NoMiBlazer
NoMiBlazer

It's fucked up that they weigh the shit in the boxes, of course adds more weight, but at this point I guess it doesn't matter.

Guest
Guest

feel sorry for her son :/ she went to my school.

Robbs Rob
Robbs Rob

that blow will hit the street anyway, I guarantee it. Its just the cops will make the money and not the dealers.

No Sympathy
No Sympathy

1 year per pound of coke seems fair to me

Guest
Guest

The most effective way to smuggle drugs through airports is using dogs. I love how particular they are with people and x-rays, but no one checks the dogs. You can bring a pet on board without so much as a glance. But try to bring some nail clippers or a jar of dulce de leche and forget about it.

CakeBrain
CakeBrain

Why would someone travel with cake mix?  Dumb cover story, what a dolt.

Jim Camp
Jim Camp

Too bad Ayesha, didn't know you were smuggling cocaine ? Really ?

Noneofyours
Noneofyours

 Oooh, you really have got it bad.  Glad you can get your hate out on the net, though.

Legalize It
Legalize It

Who the fuck are you wish the horrors of prison to someone whose only crime was to smuggle drugs, especially a teen? It's not like she murdered anyone. Go fuck yourself.

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