Used condoms cleaned and resold in southern Vietnam

By Phuoc Tuan   September 22, 2020 | 06:09 am PT
Market authorities in Binh Duong Province have seized 324,000 used condoms that were about to be cleaned and resold in the market.

The Binh Duong market management department busted the facility in the province's Tan Vinh Hiep Ward in Tan Uyen Town on Saturday.

The facility was rented by Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 32, the Vietnam Directorate of Market Surveillance announced Tuesday.

Besides the used condoms weighing 360 kilos in total, inspectors also found thousands of condoms that had been packed and readied for sale, without brand names.

Used condom are cleaned, dried and then made to look fresh again at the facility in Tan Uyen Town of Binh Duong Province. Photo by Binh Duongs market management department.

Used condom are being processed for resale at a facility in Tan Uyen Town of Binh Duong Province, September 19, 2020. Photo by Binh Duong's market management department.

Ngoc said around once a month, "somebody" delivered thousands of used condoms to her.

Her job was to clean, dry and sort the condoms before making them look fresh again for new customers.

More details about the illegal operation were not released. Authorities are investigating the case further.

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