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In horrifying detail, women accuse U.S. customs officers of invasive body searches

In horrifying detail, women accuse U.S. customs officers of invasive body searches

Tameika Lovell was retrieving luggage at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport when Customs and Border Protection officers detained her for a random search. It was Nov. 27, 2016, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and the school counselor from Long Island had just returned from a short Jamaica vacation. Lovell, who is black, had been stopped before, but this time a CBP supervisor began asking questions she hadn't heard previously.

"Don't you think you're spending too much money traveling?" Lovell, 34, recalls a CBP supervisor asking.

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