Police seize 320,000 used condoms that were being prepared for resale at factory in Vietnam

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According to a market inspector, the owner of the factory, a 34-year-old woman, confessed that they bought used condoms from a man in the province. The condoms would then be washed, reshaped and packed into plastic packages, the newspaper said.

In this image from a video report by VTV, allegedly used condoms are being are being packed for sale in Binh Duong province, Vietnam on Sept. 10, 2020. Vietnamese police say they will investigate a factory that was found recycling about 320,000 used condoms for resale. (VTV via AP)

Police seized more than 320,000 used condoms that had been prepared for illegal resale at a Vietnamese factory near Ho Chi Minh City after a raid Saturday.

State news broadcaster VTV reports that a woman believed to be the owner of the Binh Duong province factory was arrested.

VTV footage of the bust showed large bags of the pre-owned prophylactics that reportedly weighed a combined 794 pounds.

Workers at the factory allegedly washed the condoms and reshaped them to be sold again. The owner admitted she received a regular supply of the used condoms from an unidentified man, according to Tuoi Tre News, the state-run newspaper.

All of the condoms weren’t yet labeled or packaged.

Police are trying to track down those involved in the case amid the ongoing investigation, the newspaper reported, according to the Associated Press.

A health official told the paper that recycled condoms pose an extreme health risk to those who use them.

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