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Go home Secret Service agents, you're drunk

The US sent three Secret Service agents tasked with protecting President Obama home after their booze-fest in Amsterdam.

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President Barack Obama (C) and two secret service agents are silhouetted as he walks towards Marine One helicopter as they arrive at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport ahead of the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit on March 24, 2014, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Pool/AFP/Getty Images)

The Secret Service is in trouble again.

This time in Amsterdam.

Three agents tasked with protecting President Barack Obama during his visit to the Netherlands this week were sent packing after a night of drinking.

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One was actually found passed out in a hotel hallway, Agence France-Presse reported.

The agents were sent home Sunday.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirmed to The Washington Post Tuesday night that the agents had been booted and were put on administrative leave pending an investigation. 

All three were part of what's known as the Counter Assault Team, which defends the president if he comes under attack.

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

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There, a dozen agents and officers drank heavily and brought prostitutes to their hotel before the president's arrival for an economic summit. Ten of them were later removed from their jobs.

Several investigations were also launched, and new rules had been crafted to prevent a repeat of such activity.

One of those rules banned agents from drinking in the 10 hours up to an assignment.

Apparently, someone didn't get the memo.

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/benelux/140326/secret-service-agents-sent-home-after-one-was-found-pass