Rs 4.65 lakh worth gold seized at Mangaluru International Airport

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Mangaluru: Customs at Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) busted a new modus operandi of smuggling gold and seized foreign origin gold of 24 carat purity weighing 142.7 grams valued at Rs 4.65 lakh from an air passenger. The gold was concealed in the form of 32 mercury coated pieces in four magnetic bracelets that a passenger […]

MIA need 84 more acres of land for runway expansion

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Mangaluru : Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel urged the state government to acquire 84 acres of land which was needed for Mangaluru International Airport’s (MIA) runway expansion project. “Once the land is handed over to the airport, work on the runway expansion will be taken up,” he said while addressing the gathering at a […]

Eight people injured in cab drivers fight at Mangaluru International Airport

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Mangaluru: At least eight people were injured in an fight between Airport Taxi Union and Online Taxi Union at Mangaluru International Airport on Wednesday, November 7. It is said that on Wednesday morning a online taxi driver (OLA) entered to pick passenger from the premises of Airport, at the same time Airport Taxi union members of objected him and the airport […]

Rs 47 lakh gold seized at Mangaluru International Airport

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Mangaluru : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, regional unit, Mangaluru sleuths seized 12 tola bars of gold and one sheet of gold weighing 1515.270 gram, from an international passenger, who arrived Mangaluru International Airport from Dubai. The value of the seized gold is Rs 47 lakh. Acting on credible intelligence that one international passenger by […]

Poovamma receives rousing welcome at Mangaluru International Airport

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Mangaluru : Asian Games gold medallist M R Poovamma arrived  at Mangaluru International Airport on Thursday, September 6. Poovamma was received a rousing welcome by her parents, brother and other well wishers. Poovamma bagged gold medal in Women’s 4 x 400m relay event at the 18th edition of the Asian Games at Jakartha Palembang. MLA Vedavyas […]

Customs officials seized 1.5kg of gold at Mangaluru International Airport

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
gold bars

Mangaluru : The Customs officials at Mangaluru International Airport have seized about 1.5kg of gold valued Rs 45 lakh concealed inside four emergency lanterns from a passenger arriving from Dubai, here on Friday. According to highly placed sources from MIA, the passenger hailing from Kasaragod, aged about 30, arrived in Air India Express flight about […]

Free Wifi at Mangaluru International Airport

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Mangaluru: Mangaluru International Airport introduced free WiFi facility for the first 45 minutes for passengers. Passengers willing to connect to the facility can avail by selecting ‘AAI Free Vodafone WiFi’. The airport authority tweeted: “Free WiFi facility has been introduced at MIA for passengers. Free use up to 45 min only. Wi Fi name is. […]

Customs department seize contraband valued over Rs 1.7 crore at IXE

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Mangaluru: During December 2017, the Customs officers at Mangaluru International Airport have detected 14 cases and intercepted 18 passengers who had adopted diverse modus operandi to smuggle the contraband. The officers seized 3.87 kgs smuggled gold valued over Rs.1.1 crores and foreign currencies equivalent to INR 56.11 lakhs, which was attempted to be smuggled out […]

Mangaluru International Airport runway 120m shorter from December 31

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Mangaluru: The year-end hasn’t brought good tidings for airlines operating from Mangaluru International Airport. From December 31, the runway length has been reduced by 120 metres. Airport authorities have alerted pilots about the shortened runway due to insufficient Runway End Safety Areas (RESA) at both ends. It means that of the 2,450m of runway available, […]

DRI officials arrested four gold smugglers and sized 57.5 lakh gold

Friday, October 13th, 2017
gold smugglers

Mangaluru : The officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Mangaluru, has arrested four passengers at Mangaluru International Airport for trying to smuggle 16 gold bars on Friday October 13. Air India flight AI-814 which arrived from Dubai to Mangaluru at around 4.30 am, the officers of DRI carried out thorough checking of the passengers at […]

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