Teen arrested for drug trafficking

MIAMI (WTVJ/NBC) - A British teen was arrested at Miami International Airport after authorities say they found 30 pounds of cocaine stuffed into 24 boxes of cake mix in her suitcase.

Ayesha Olivia Niles, 18, was arrested Oct. 21, and faces charges of trafficking cocaine and importation of a controlled substance.

Niles is being held in Miami's juvenile detention center but will likely be charged as an adult, prosecutors said.

The London teen had arrived in Miami on a flight from Jamaica.

Federal customs agents made the discovery after her bags were selected for screening.

According to a Miami-Dade Police arrest report, Niles claimed she did not know what the substance was, but said she suspected that the activity she was involved in was suspicious but she did not question it.

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