Yesterday I read an interesting article about airport drug smuggling and the employment opportunities available associated with body cavity searches at JFK Airport. As reported by The Washington Times in their report, JFK Airport officials filter fecal matter in search for drugs, the government is looking for doctors to assist in a the process of searching for drugs that were swallowed at JFK Airport by smugglers. The job description sounds quite unpleasant but, apparently “Kennedy Airport is the real nexus for swallowers, according to the New York Daily News, which reported in 2011 that the busy international facility saw more of them than all other U.S. ports of entry combined.” According to the article, the doctors tasked with this job must be available at any time if there is a suspected drug “swallower.” The doctors then have to x-ray and inspect the suspect’s body cavity and if drugs are found, then they proceed with a monitored bowel movement.
New York JFK Airport Hiring Poop-Peepers
“CBP regularly intercepts individuals who ingest wrapped packets of illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, ecstasy, marijuana or hashish to transport them,” the agency said. “CBP officers apply their keen knowledge, expertise and intelligence to detect and intercept suspected body cavity concealers at our nation’s ports of entry.”
This story got me thinking about where this poop-peeping process actually takes place? Do all airports have a dedicated area or room where this body cavity and fecal inspection process takes place? Or are the detainees taken somewhere else to perform these procedures? Definitely not something that you think about when you are flying through JFK, but next time your there look around for their “poop peeping room.”