Factory caught washing and reselling used condoms

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Police in Vietnam have confiscated an estimated 345,000 used condoms which had been cleaned and resold as new, state media reported.

Footage broadcast by state-owned Vietnam Television (VTV) this week showed dozens of large bags containing the used contraceptives scattered across the floor of a warehouse in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Pictured are some of the condoms which were set to be re-used and re-sold
Allegedly, used condoms are being reshaped before being packed for sale in Vietnam. Source: AP

Police said the bags weighed over 360 kilograms (794 lbs), equivalent to 345,000 condoms, according to VTV.

The owner of the warehouse said they had received a "monthly input of used condoms from an unknown person," state newspaper Tuoi Tre reported.

A woman detained during the bust told police that the used prophylactics were first boiled in water then dried and reshaped on a wooden phallus before being repackaged and resold.

Pictured are some of the used condoms and a wooden phallus used to re-shape them.
Vietnamese police say they will investigate a factory that was found recycling about 345,000 used condoms for resale. Source: AP

VTV said it was not clear how many of the recycled condoms had already been sold. The detained woman said she had received $0.17 for every kilogram of recycled condoms she produced.

Neither she nor the owner of the warehouse were available for comment.

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