YET another Jamaican woman has claimed that authorities in the Eastern Caribbean island of Barbados subjected her to degrading treatment so they could search her body cavities for illegal drugs.
The woman, 29-year-old Avia James, said she was detained at the Grantley Adams Airport when she arrived there on a flight from Jamaica on the evening of Monday, September 24.
“A policeman took me into a room and ordered me to strip because he wanted to see if I had coke (cocaine) in my bottom and my vagina. I said, ‘I am not stripping, so I don’t know what you are going to do today’,” James told the Jamaica Observer last week.
The obviously still enraged woman said her ordeal began when a cop with a sniffer dog walked by as she stood inside the airport. She said that she jumped because the animal startled her. By the time she reached the immigration counter a female officer began questioning her as to her reason for coming to Barbados. [Jamaica Observer]
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