Multiple reports suggest that two Secret Service employees were deported to the United States this week from South Korea after a drunken brawl with a local driver before President Biden’s trip to the country.
ABC news A policeman and armed bodyguard assigned to travel to Seoul to prepare for Biden’s arrival went to the restaurant recently and raided several liquor stores on Friday.
That night, it was reported that the couple was drunk and got into an argument with KP officers.
Although only one of the two workers is said to have been investigated in connection with the incident, police were eventually called to the scene. No Secret Service personnel have been detained, arrested, or charged with any criminal offence.
The incident happened outside the hotel where Biden was staying in Seoul NBC Newsright
Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told The Post that “the agency is aware of an off-duty incident involving two employees, which could constitute a potential policy violation.”
The two employees will “soon be returned to their workplaces and placed on administrative leave,” he said.
“There will be no impact on the upcoming trip,” said Kugilmi. “We have very strict ethics and policies for all employees, and we uphold the highest professional standards. As this is an active matter from the executive staff, we are not in a position to comment further.
Biden is said to have decided on Thursday to send staff home on their way to South Korea.
This is not the first time Secret Service personnel have been persecuted overseas. Most notably, since the president’s 2012 visit to Colombia, several agents have been repatriated for a series of crimes. Including hiring prostitutesright
The president, who is on a five-day trip to the Far East, arrived in South Korea on Friday afternoon local time. Biden toured his first company lineup at Samsung’s computer chip factory with South Korean President Eun Suu Kyi.
“Our two countries work together to create the best and most advanced technology in the world. This factory is proof of that,” said the President. “Keeping our supply chain flexible, reliable and secure will make the Republic of Korea and the United States competitive in the global economy.”
“This dynamic democracy has driven companies like Samsung, driven by technology growth and responsible innovation, to become global innovation hubs by investing in educating their people,” he added. “Against our two countries, it is important to shape the future in the direction we want to go.”
Samsung announced plans to open a $17 billion semiconductor factory in Tyler, Texas, last November. Last year’s semiconductor shortage impacted the availability of cars, kitchenware and other goods, leading to high inflation worldwide. The president said the Texas plant would add 3,000 high-tech jobs and take union workers in construction.
“These tiny chips are the key to propel us into the next era of human technology development,” Biden said.
Biden will travel to Tokyo on Sunday, where he will meet the leaders of Australia, India and Japan as well as Emperor Naruhito and Prime Minister Kishida Fumio before attending Monday’s summit.
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