U.S. Customs Service Passenger Inspections

Ms. Buritica and Ms. Denson testified that they were detained by Customs agents, strip-searched and forced to consume laxatives… read more

Ms. Buritica and Ms. Denson testified that they were detained by

Customs agents, strip-searched and forced to consume laxatives when

returning to the U.S. They said that they believed that they were

singled out for such treatment because of their race. Commissioner

Kelly acknowledged deficiencies in his agency’s search procedures and

said that he would establish a review committee to examine inspection

practices. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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U.S. Customs Service Passenger Inspections

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Program ID:
123521-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 20, 1999
Last Aired:
May 22, 1999

Airing Details

  • May 20, 1999 | 9:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 21, 1999 | 12:42am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 22, 1999 | 3:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 22, 1999 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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