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In a police raid in Vietnam, more than 300,000 used condoms were packed for resale



Police in Vietnam said they found around 320,000 recycled used condoms that were repackaged Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

Market inspectors in Binh Duong Province raided a factory near Ho Chi Minh City, where they discovered that used condoms had been repackaged to be sold in the market. An inspector said the factory’s 34-year-old owner, a woman, confessed that she bought the condoms from someone else, the state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper reported, according to the AP.

Vietnam recycled condoms
In this image from a video report by VTV, used condoms are allegedly packaged for sale on September 10, 2020 in Vietnam’s Binh Duong Province.

AP


After buying the condoms from a man, they were washed and reshaped and then put in plastic bags, according to the newspaper.

The video, recorded by the Vietnamese state broadcaster VTV and received by Reuters news agency, shows bags full of condoms. It also shows tools that appear to have been used to wash and reshape the condoms at the factory.

According to Reuters, it is unclear how many used condoms have already been resold.

A health official quoted by Tuoi Tre newspaper said the condoms were an extreme health risk for users, the AP reported.


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