I checked in my luggage at the cusco airport. A police officer showed me his badge and said they wanted to check my luggage. There was nothing except dirty laundry and toiletries. In the room there were 2 male officers and female. After my luggage search, they said they needed to do a body search. The female did a pat down, felt the waist area of my pants and under my bra and found nothing incriminating.
A strip search is a practice of searching a person for weapons or other contraband suspected of being hidden on their body or inside their clothing, and not found by performing a frisk search , by requiring the person to remove some or all of his or her clothing. The search may involve an official performing an intimate person search and inspecting their personal effects and body cavities mouth, vagina, anus etc. A strip search is more intrusive than a frisk and requires legal authority. Regulations covering strip searches vary considerably, and may be mandatory in some situations or discretionary in others. In North America, civil lawsuits, as well as criminal code charges against strip searches have usually been successful when a person is strip searched by someone of the opposite sex, especially in cases where a woman has been strip searched by a male guard or guards. The more disputed legal cases have often involved the presence of people of the other gender during a strip search.
The right to travel freely is a fundamental human right, yet travelers across the country continue to express concerns about the intrusive security screening procedures used by the Transportation Security Administration TSA. Most of the time, however, transgender people are able to proceed through security without incident. This guide answers common questions trans people may have about airport security procedures and outlines steps individuals can take to prevent and respond to problems at the airport.
By George Martin For Mailonline. A former Sunday school teacher was strip-searched at Vancouver International Airport because border officers didn't find any drugs on her person. She only recently decided to go public with her story after years of suffering with anxiety she claims was caused by the incident. According to CBC , Knapp had been on her way home to Calgary after visiting her husband in Mexico City and was catching a connecting flight through Vancouver.