(The AEGIS Alliance) – BINH DUONG PROVINCE, VIETNAM – Vietnam police said they discovered around 320,000 used condoms that were being recycled and repackaged as new, according to Vietnam media VTV on Thursday.
Bing Buong province market inspectors raided a factory nearby Ho Chi Minh City and found used condoms in the process of being repackaged to be sold in markets. The 34-year-old factory owner woman gave a confession to inspectors and said they bought the condoms from someone else, state-owned media Tuoi Tre said.
After the condoms were purchased from a man, workers washed and reshaped them, then packaged them inside plastic bags.
VTV said it was not known how many used condoms had already been resold.
Tuoi Tre media quoted a health official who said the condoms were an extreme health risk to users. Overall it was a sticky situation, but now local authorities can take a load off and let out a sigh of relief.
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