Late last month a report came out from the Justice Department which detailed some very disturbing behavior by DEA agents while working in Columbia. Apparently agents were participating in sex parties with prostitutes that were provided by drug cartels. It wasn’t an isolated incident – the parties occurred from 2005-2008 according to the report. Per Politico:
Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly had “sex parties” with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Colombia, according to a new inspector general report released by the Justice Department on Thursday.
In addition, Colombian police officers allegedly provided “protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties,” the report states. Ten DEA agents later admitted attending the parties, and some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days.
The stunning allegations are part of an investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general into claims of sexual harassment and misconduct within DEA; FBI; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the U.S. Marshals Service. The IG’s office found that DEA did not fully cooperate with its probe.
Later this month there will be a hearing held by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in Washington D.C. to discuss the sex parties. The hearing will be held on April 14, 2015. To read the full letter that was sent to the head of the DEA, Michele Leonhart, click this link here. For many years marijuana activists have been calling for the de-funding of the DEA. The DEA is obviously out of control, and has been for a very long time, and I hope this hearing is the first step towards major reforms in the agency, or even better, disbanding the agency altogether.