The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced Wednesday that agents accused of misconduct following April’s Secret Service sex scandal have been recalled from duty in Colombia, reported the Associated Press.
DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart says that two or more unnamed agents who were implicated by a Secret Service agent have had their duties limited for the time being while the Inspector General’s Office investigation into the allegations continues.
The agents allegedly entertained female masseuses at an apartment in Cartagena, according to U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior Homeland Security Committee official. The committee provides Congressional oversight for the Department of Homeland Security and is concerned with U.S. security issues.
The scandal is unrelated to the Secret Service incident in which agents partied with prostitutes in the coastal city of Cartagena ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama‘s arrival for the Summit of the Americas.
“It’s disturbing that we may be uncovering a troubling culture that spans more than one law enforcement agency,” Collins said in May. “The evidence thus far indicates that this likely was not just a one-time incident.”
Leonhart testifies in Washington Wednesday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. House members are expected to question her on the ongoing investigation into the Colombian scandal.