London, Dec 3 : Uganda's police warned men of a 'booby trap' after a probe found that a gang of robbers had been using women with chloroform smeared on their chests to knock their victims unconscious.
Police officers have discovered victims of the attacks naked with all their possessions stolen by the gang, who use the women to lure their prey and rob them when they fall unconscious after intimate activity.
Fred Enanga, a spokesman for the country's Criminal Investigations Directorate, has warned all men, and particularly travelling businessmen who tend to carry more cash than locals.
"It's a serious situation and people have to be aware," the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.
"They apply this chemical to their chest. We have found victims in an unconscious state.
"You find the person stripped totally naked and everything is taken from him. And the victim doesn't remember anything. He just remembers being in the act of romancing," he added.
Enanga added that the police had first came across the practice last year, when they apprehended a thief called Juliana Mukasa, whom he described as "a very dangerous lady."