Secret Service agents: not the only government men letting it all hang loose in Colombia. Turns out their DEA brothers from another budget also have a penchant for flying south for a little DCP&P (drug cartel parties and prostitutes).
In fact, the two agencies are intricately linked in the growing scandal. According to a new DOJ report, a Secret Service agent reportedly told investigators he met one of the prostitutes at the heart of the hookers-and-blow scandal at an "informal" DEA party.
Drug Enforcement Administration agents allegedly had "sex parties" with prostitutes hired by local drug cartels overseas over a period of several years, according to a report released Thursday by the Justice Department's watchdog.
Seven of the 10 DEA agents alleged to have participated in the gatherings — most of which took place at an agent's "quarters" leased by the U.S. government — admitted to having attended the parties, the report found. The agents, some of whom had top secret security clearances, received suspensions of two to 10 days.
Former police officers in Colombia also alleged that three DEA supervisory special agents were provided with money, expensive gifts and weapons from drug cartel members, according to the report.
The FBI, US Marshals Service, and ATF were also implicated in misconduct and harassment issues. In addition to the DEA suspensions, 10 Secret Service agents were fired or forced to resign.
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