U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency officers in Colombia allegedly participated in sex parties with prostitutes paid for by local drug cartels and received money, gifts and weapons from the groups they were investigating, reports the Miami Herald. Citing Colombian police officials, a report released Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General said at least nine DEA agents “solicited prostitutes and engaged in other serious misconduct while in the country.”
The 131-page report looked at allegations of misconduct from 2009 to 2012 in the Department of Justice's law-enforcement branches, including the FBI, the DEA, the ATF, and the U.S. Marshall Service. The report found that local Colombian law officers allegedly arranged “sex parties” for DEA agents with prostitutes over the course of several years. Those parties were held at the agent's government-leased quarters and were allegedly paid for by local drug cartels.