Bangkok | What started as a pleasant holiday in Thailand rapidly turned into a nightmarish situation when Josh Brown, a 58-year old American tourist, woke up in excruciating pain to notice his genitals had been removed during his sleep.
The victim was allegedly drugged unwittingly before he woke up hours later in a pool of blood in his hotel room while his genitals had been completely removed, leaving him in critical condition.
Fortunately, the hotel staff were alarmed by the distress calls of the man who was quickly taken to the Bangkok Hospital so he could receive emergency care while the man suffered from severe bleeding that could have cost him his life.
“We are in the presence of a growing trend on the black market for the illegal traffic of human genitals into China” said an officer in charge of operations.
“Large sized genitals can fetch prices in the tens of thousands of dollars for their alleged aphrodisiac qualities when consumed as food,” he says.
The health of the 58-year old man is stable and he should be out of the hospital in a few days.
Thai authorities warn tourists to be very conscious when traveling alone and meeting ‘friendly’ strangers in the streets of Bangkok.