Woman, 19, sues US for anal and vaginal probe search for which she was billed $575

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection arm patch and badge. [Reuters]

Ashley Cervantes, a US citizen who was 18 at the time, was stopped at the Mexico border and accused by Customs and Border Protection of smuggling drugs. A search proved fruitless so they gave her a body cavity search. US Customs and Border Protection still couldn’t find the drugs they were looking for so they took her to a hospital for an X-ray. No drugs.

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