Did DEA Agents Hire Prostitutes in Colombia?
- Duration 1:54
- Date May 22, 2012
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She knew -- that the scandal has spread to another.
US agency the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Also reportedly caught hiring prostitutes while on official duty in Columbia.
Molly Henneberg is looking at this is live in Washington for -- so Molly good morning and what what are these agents where are these agents now.
-- Martha good morning they've been removed from their posts in the country of Colombia and questioned.
According to Maine senator -- Susan Collins the ranking Republican on the homeland security committee who was briefed on its investigation early may.
These DEA agents entertained what she called female foreign national -- -- at the Cartagena apartment of one of the agents.
During the lead up to president Obama's visit in April.
Collins goes on to say in a statement quote it's disturbing that we may be uncovering a troubling culture that spans more than one law enforcement agency.
The evidence uncovered thus far indicates that this likely was not just a one time incident.
Senator Collins also says she was informed that another Secret Service agent has been implicated in that probe.
Bringing the total to thirteen but again that's separate from this DEA investigation.
-- -- what does a DEA say about us.
That during the course of bits prostitution investigation the Secret Service got some information that it passed along to the DEA.
And the DEA said in a statement that it followed up on that information quote.
Making DEA employees available to be interviewed by the department of justice's Office of Inspector General.
Says DEA takes allegations of misconduct very seriously and will take appropriate personnel action if warranted.
Upon the conclusion of that LIG investigation.
Martha members of congress were asked to keep quiet about this investigation until the DEA agents could be questioned.
But house homeland security committee chairman Republican congressman Pete king says he's been aware of it for some time.