Vietnamese police said they found around 320,000 recycled used condoms that were repackaged as new, local media reported Thursday, according to the Associated Press.
Binh Duong Province market inspectors raided a factory near Ho Chi Minh City, where they discovered used condoms refurbished for sale in the market. An inspector said the factory owner, 34, a woman, confessed to buying the condoms from someone else, state newspaper Tuoi Tre reported, according to the AP.
After I bought the condoms from a man, they were washed and reshaped, then packed in plastic bags, according to the newspaper.
A video taken by Vietnamese public broadcaster VTV and obtained by the Reuters news agency shows bags full of condoms. It also shows tools apparently used to wash and reshape condoms in the factory.
VTV said it was not clear how many used condoms were already on sale, according to Reuters.
A health official quoted by the Tuoi Tre newspaper said condoms pose an extreme risk to users’ health, the AP reported.