Marines are drugged and robbed after Bogota pub crawl, could be faced with the costs: Report

Three married U.S. Navy officers in the investigation, after a night out in February in Bogotá that went horribly wrong.

The allegations detail how the men who drink with the local women, were slipped illegal drugs, deprived of property and taken to the er, according to documents obtained by the Miami Herald.

The research report recommended that the men, who, as a Marine Colonel Roger T. McDuffie, Maj. Andrew L. Mueller, and Maj. Mauricio Saenz, face “appropriate administrative or judicial proceedings.”

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Marine Colonel Roger T. McDuffie

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They can be entrusted with the “code of conduct for an officer,” according to the Herald.

The trio traveled to a part of Bogotá that is off limits to the Pentagon staff, the breach of a 1 hour curfew and brought four women back to their rooms. At least two of the Marines, a black-out.

s of the incident were captured on hotel security cameras.

Somewhere along the way, according to the report, obtained by the Herald, two of the men had slipped benzodiazepine, and possibly in their drinks. They also drank a kind of strong Colombian drink before returning to their hotel with the women. Subsequently, the Marines’ laptops, iPhones, iPads, iPods and money stolen.

According to the Herald, the investigation found that the Marines had been briefed on “the specific hazard associated with the nationality of the country to use the drug scopolamine to incapacitate and rob their victims.”

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