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US agents face probe over prostitute claims

The US Secret Service is stepping up its investigation into claims that agents dispatched to Columbia ahead of a weekend summit consorted with prostitutes, after President Barack Obama said he would be “angry” if the allegations turned out to be true.

At least 11 elite agents face possible disciplinary action for allegedly bringing prostitutes to their rooms at the Caribe Hotel, where the US delegation stayed.

There have been lurid reports of secret agents ‘gone wild’ in the resort town. According to the Daily News, the agents found the women in a dingy local ‘love club’. The Defence Department is also looking into whether five of its personnel may have violated a curfew and participated in wider misconduct.

“We have to observe the highest standards,” said the President. “We're not just representing ourselves. We're here for our people. If some of the allegations are confirmed, then of course, I'll be angry.”

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