MIAMI (AP) — A British teen accused of carrying 30 pounds of cocaine stuffed in 24 boxes of cake mix at Miami's airport faces drug trafficking charges.
The teen turned 18 while being held in juvenile detention on charges of trafficking cocaine and importation of a controlled substance. The suspect is not being identified because of their age.
The Miami Herald reported Wednesday the teen had arrived in Miami on a flight from Jamaica last Friday when federal customs agents selected the teen's suitcase for screening. The teen, originally from London, claimed to not know what the substance was.
Miami-Dade Police Maj. Charles Nanney told the Herald that due to enhanced screening at the airport, it was rare to find someone with so much drugs "let alone a girl that young."