A Richmond man is suing the federal government after he was filmed for the reality TV show, Border Security, without his permission.
Neil Lim claims he was “accosted” by Canada Border Services Agency officers while going through security at YVR two years ago.
In court docouments, he alleges he was needlessly questioned about money laundering, personal drug use, and gang affiliations, threatened with a urine test when he wouldn’t co-operate, and strip-searched.
All this, he claims, was filmed by a crew from Force Four Entertainment — also named in the lawsuit — as part of the reality TV show Border Security.
Lim says he never gave permission to be part of the show, and that they failed to properly conceal his identity when the episode aired a few months later.
None of the claims has been proven in court.
Critics went after “Border Security” two years ago, saying it exposed vulnerable immigrants.