(We were a tad late to this story cause…stoner time)
The DEA is seeing red after the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General released a report that alleges DEA agents threw raging “sex parties” that were funded and fueled by Colombian drug lords. And the agents weren’t just intercoursing their Colombian counterparts–one agent was also allegedly beating women up.
You can read the whole government report here to read astonishing paragraphs like these two:
“We found that a Regional Director, an Acting Assistant Regional Director (AARD), and a Group Supervisor failed to report through their chain of command or to the DEA OPR repeated allegations of DEA Special Agents (SA) patronizing prostitutes and frequenting a brothel while in an overseas posting, treating these allegations as local management issues.20 It was also alleged that one of the subjects in the supervisors’ group assaulted a prostitute following a payment dispute.
The matter ultimately was reported to the DEA OPR in June 2010 in an anonymous letter alleging that two Special Agents had frequented prostitutes while in an overseas posting on a regular basis. According to DEA OPR’s report of investigation, the agents’ incountry supervisors were aware of several loud parties with prostitutes that occurred at a Special Agent’s government-leased quarters, because the Special Agent had received four complaint letters from building management, who had also informed local DEA management about the complaints between August 2005 and December 2008. In subsequent interviews with DEA OPR, this SA said that a Group Supervisor, the Regional Director, and the Acting Assistant Regional Director had warned the SA to discontinue the parties or be removed from the overseas assignment. However, they did not inform DEA OPR about the allegations.” [Justice.gov]
(That sounds like one helluva party–and one helluva lack of discipline and self-control. Human nature dictates that when you’ve got leverage, you will likely use that leverage for better or worse).
While a clear breach of professionalism, aside from the disgusting beating accusation, there’s not much to be surprised about here. It’s safe to say that if you were a DEA agent stationed in Colombia with the world’s purest blow, beautiful beaches, and an array of loose and luxurious women at your disposal…you would probably also throw orgies.
The DEA may not do such cool things in America, but at least they know how to party abroad. And this partying abroad is clear proof that the DEA is just as dysfunctional of a mess as whatever corporate American company you work for.
It’s hard to believe at times, but cops are indeed human–and like us humans, they too like to get weird.