WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Three agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency have been accused of soliciting prostitutes in Colombia.
The accusations come on the heels of the widely publicized fallout from a prostitution scandal involving members of the Secret Service.
According to CBS News, the latest incident occurred in Columbia at roughly the same time as the scandal involving members of President Obama’s advance team in April. However, a Justice Department official said the latest allegations were unrelated to the Cartagena hotel incident.
In all, 12 Secret Service agents were fired or disciplined following that investigation.
The latest investigation was spawned from an allegation levied by a Secret Service agent while they were being questioned as part of the first scandal.
According to the CBS News report, the agents in question were immediately made available for questioning and have since been removed from the country.