|U.S. secret service agents walk around the Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia, prior to the opening ceremony of the 6th Summit of the Americas at the Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia, Saturday, April 14, 2012. [Agencies]|
Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Barack Obama at a summit in Colombia were relieved of their assignments after allegations of misconduct, Bloomberg reported.
At least one agent is being accused of paying for prostitution prior to Obama's trip. A dozen others were questioned, though they are not necessarily involved.
In addition, five members of the military, who were staying at the same hotel, violated the curfew set by the senior U.S. defense official at the American embassy in Colombia.
They will however remain in Colombia as their skills and knowledge are needed.
(China.org.cn April 16, 2012)