Apparently, there's a gang of crooked transvestites in Bangkok that spits sedative pills into their victims' mouths during a kiss and then robs them. Three were arrested last week and one of them confessed. A businessman from Bangladesh claims that he met the trio in a club, invited them back to his place, and then made out with one of them. Ten hours later, he woke up without his watch, phone, laptop, and cash. From the Associated Press:
Thai police have long warned tourists against accepting food and drink from strangers because of the risk of being drugged and robbed.Link (via Fortean Times)
'But now we are adding one more warning for tourists: Don't rush to kiss a stranger on the mouth or you will end up in a deep sleep,' Lt-Col Akachai said.
Several years ago, members of another transvestite gang in Pattaya admitted to applying strong tranquilisers to their nipples to drug and then rob unsuspecting men.
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