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Obama secret agents sent home from Europe after boozing: report

Published on Mar 26, 2014 6:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Three Secret Service agents tasked with protecting US President Barack Obama during his visit to Amsterdam this week were sent home after a night of drinking, with one found passed out in a hotel hallway, a newspaper reported.

The three agents have been placed on administrative leave, the Washington Post said late Tuesday, quoting three unnamed people familiar with the case.

The embarrassing incident comes two years after an April 2012 scandal involving Secret Service agents and prostitutes in the Colombian Caribbean resort of Cartagena.

Then, a dozen agents and officers drank heavily and brought prostitutes to their hotel before the president's arrival for an economic summit.

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