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Woman claims abuse at airport

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Woman claims abuse at airport

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KINGSTON – Yet another Jamaican woman has claimed that authorities in Barbados subjected her to degrading treatment so they could search her body cavities for illegal drugs.
The woman, 29-year-old Avia James, was highlighted in yesterday’s edition of the Jamaica Observer. She claimed she was detained at the Grantley Adams International Airport when she arrived there on a flight from Jamaica on the evening of Monday, September 24.
The woman told the Observer that her ordeal began when a police officer 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.
She said she gave the officer the name and contact of the man who was supposed to pick her up at the airport, but that did not satisfy the woman, who then referred her to a male immigration officer.
(Jamaica Observer/ES)