Vagina probed for contaband


Nia. Age: 25.

Transvaginal ultrasound is a test used to look at a woman's uterus, ovaries, tubes, cervix and pelvic area. Transvaginal means across or through the vagina. The ultrasound probe will be placed inside the vagina. You will lie down on your back on a table with your knees bent.


Adele. Age: 25.

Body cavity search

When it comes to hiding contraband on your body, women have a major physiological edge over men -- an extra hiding spot. Police have accused some women of using their sex organs to store marijuana, meth, pipes, loaded pistols and other contraband. Jennifer Renee Crosby, 42, who was arrested last month in Florida on charges of drug possession during a traffic stop.


Elena. Age: 27.

Transvaginal ultrasound

The woman — who wishes to remain unidentified as she considers herself a victim of sexual assault — was reportedly stopped by federal agents at a border crossing as she tried to enter El Paso. As in the two previous cases RT reported on, a dog allegedly alerted authorities to the possibility of drugs, and the woman was detained. At the border crossing facility, the woman was allegedly strip-searched, asked to undress, spread her genitalia and cough. They then did a cavity search and they probed her vagina and her anus, they described in the medical records as bi-manual--two handed.

A body cavity searchalso known simply as a cavity searchis either a visual search or a manual internal inspection of body cavities for prohibited materials contrabandsuch as illegal drugs, money, jewelry, or weapons. Body cavities used for concealment include nostrilsearsmouthnavelpenis urethra and foreskin or vaginaand rectum. It is far more invasive than the standard strip search that is typically performed on individuals taken into custody, either upon police arrest or incarceration at a jail, prisonor psychiatric hospital.