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Police operation in Vietnam finds that more than 300,000 used condoms are packaged for resale



Vietnam police said they found about 320,000 recycled used condoms that had been repackaged as new, local media reported on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

Market inspectors in Binh Duong Province raided a factory near the city of Ho Chi Minh City, where they found that used condoms were being repackaged to be sold on the market. The inspector said that the 34-year-old owner of the factory, a woman, admitted that they had bought the condoms from someone else, the state newspaper Tuoi Tre reported, AP reports.

Recycled condoms in Vietnam
This image from a VTV video report uses packaging that is allegedly used for sale in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam on September 10, 2020.

AP


After buying the condoms from a man, they were washed and reshaped, after which they were packed in plastic bags, the newspaper reported.

The video, shot by Vietnam’s state television VTV and received by Reuters, shows bags full of condoms. It also shows tools apparently used to wash and reshape condoms in the factory.

VTV said it was unclear how many used condoms had already been resold, according to Reuters.

A health official quoted by Tuoi Tre newspaper said that condoms pose an extreme risk to consumer health, the AP reported.


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