It takes a lot of balls to straight up pack your luggage full of nothing but cocaine. For an unknown drug trafficker that gamble didn't pay off.Federal customs agents at Miami International Airport uncovered 230 pounds of cocaine packed inside three suitcases yesterday.
In what should be good news for the local tourism industry, Miami International Airport was the fastest growing major American airport in terms of passenger growth this year. That makes MIA the 12th busiest airport in the country with 38.3 million passengers passing through its gates last year.
Reality television watchers love drama, dysfunction and dread, so it only makes sense that Miami International Airport is set to be the star of its own reality show, or excuse us, "docu-drama." The Travel Channel will start airing the program next year.
Norman Braman's advice to voters notwithstanding, there is a measure on the ballot that deserves a resoundingly emphatic YES! And that is the question asking voters to make the Miami-Dade Inspector General's office a permenant part of the county's home rule charter -- in effect our local constitutio ... More >>
We now live a world where you can't even bring large amounts of gel on an airplane, so you'd think that every passenger would make sure they wouldn't bring their gun with them through airport security. Though, apparently two people were stopped at Miami International Airport today with in minutes ... More >>
Last night, a suspicious item located in the luggage of a Texas man caused four concourses at Miami International Airport to be evacuated as the bomb squad came into investigate. Now it appears the item was merely a metal canister, and the man was a 70-year-old scientist traveling to Puerto Rico.
In the aftermath of Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards unloading a handgun in the team's locker room over a gambling debt, the Miami Heat have become the second team in the NBA to officially ban card games and gambling on team flights.So now Heat players are left with lots of free time duri ... More >>
We're not sure how many surveys you need to tell you what you already know -- namely that Miami International Airport is to flying what George W. Bush is to presidencies. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellatrix6/ / CC BY-SA 2.0 A familiar sight inside MIA. But hey, it's Thanksgiving, s ... More >>
Imagine you hire a contractor to build your house. And that contractor goes over budget, continually misses deadlines, and then tries to charge you more for it. Logic dictates you wouldn't hire that contractor again, unless you're a sucker. Well, Miami-Dade County government is the biggest sucker wh ... More >>
Decorated FBI agent John Connolly soon goes on trial for murder in Miami. Too bad he wasn't here when the shots were fired.
From hear to eternity, Miami is hell on your aural health
More curious characters from the criminal conspiracy at Miami International Airport
Scoundrels allegedly gorged themselves on millions stolen from MIA, and now a prominent politician is implicated in the conspiracy
That seems to be the motto of top officials at TSA Miami
Who in his right mind would bid hundreds of dollars for an abandoned suitcase, contents unknown?
The Miami Herald ignited a firestorm over police spying and got burned in the process
A tenacious entrepreneur and county commissioners are hung up on the repercussions of a prepaid phone card bid
Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon
Checking luggage? Think long and hard before answering yes to that question at MIA
Four more cases of egregious ineptitude at the Immigration and Naturalization Service
From the issue of October 25, 2001
He billed himself as a reformer, but a close look at Alex Penelas's record reveals a politician more in tune with ambition than innovation
Meet MIA's Own Barney Fife
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Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami
They were local bodybuilders with a penchant for steroids, strippers, and quick cash. And they became expert in the use of a peculiar motivational tool: Torture.
Have We Got an Airport for You!
By day he manages the parking facilities at the airport. By night he's Jan Mapou, Miami's guardian of Haitian culture.
Before he was banished from his homeland, Diosmel Rodriguez sowed the seeds of revolt among Cuban farmers
Even though my name is Chris Korge and Alex Penelas is my best buddy and all the commissioners are indebted to me and I guarantee you'll get that fat county contract
Granted sweeping new powers by Congress, the INS is quickly earning a global reputation for cruel and capricious conduct at Miami International Airport
MIA's ear-splitting flight paths have local residents ready to take flight
Two parts pragmatism and one part nostalgia keep Miami's last propeller-driven cargo planes skimming the skies
The bumper stickers are everywhere. The banners can't be missed. Dade County is a veritable vision in Love Your Neighbor regalia. But is everyone out there really happy?
The most lucrative contract in the history of Miami International Airport is about to be awarded to one lucky company
You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.
Okay, class, when your client complains about the quality of your work, should you sue for an extra $13 million? Anyone? You, in the back?
A century of messing with Mother Nature has robbed the Everglades of too much water. Now we don't even have enough for ourselves.
A very special arrangement between a former county official and a private company has been very, very profitable
In which the professor and his wife share the secrets of low bids, high profits, and your money
Years of neglect have poisoned the land and contaminated the water under Miami International Airport. Investigators are just now beginning to grasp how bad it is. It's very bad.
When Cuba's top students were sent to the Soviet Union, no one could have guessed they would change from revolutionaries to refugees.
Airport parties are first-class affairs, as long as you're a political player
Vilified by animal protectionists, indicted for smuggling, praised by the feds. Matthew Block surprised everyone. Maybe even himself.
Six things you might want to consider before casting your vote for Joe Gersten