The accused has been identified as Naufal (36), a native of Variamkode in the Malappuram district. He arrived at Karipur airport from Dubai on September 19.
He tried to smuggle 1.063 Kg of gold by concealing it as 4 capsules of the gold compound in his rectum.
The police carried out a thorough inspection of his body and luggage but failed to recover the gold. Following this, Naufal was taken to a private hospital at Kondotty and was subjected to a detailed medical examination. The X-ray revealed four capsules containing gold inside his stomach.
This is the 59th gold smuggling case being reported at Karipur airport within the past few months.