CS1 maint: archived copy as title link. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Many articles of contraband are concealable in the body's cavities, via means such as insertion into the rectum. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Illegal drugs are often found in condoms and temporarily stowed in the colon , and cylinders such as cigar tubes are used to hide money, intravenous syringes, and knives. A body cavity search , also known simply as a cavity search , is either a visual search or a manual internal inspection of body cavities for prohibited materials contraband , such as illegal drugs, money, jewelry, or weapons. It is similar to the use of the rectal examination in this regard.
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In a thorough visual body cavity search, a flashlight is used to illuminate common bodily areas, including the nostrils , ears , mouth , navel , penis urethra and foreskin or vulva , and buttocks.
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Though said prisoners may be visually searched, prison staff do not have the power to carry out cavity searches. Archived from the original on Only diagnostic imaging will reveal the concealed contraband, invalidating the body cavity search.