Vietnam police have broken up a gang that recycled hundreds of thousands of used condoms, washing and reselling them as if they had never been used.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, a team in coordination with the Tan Uyen City Police (in the Vietnamese province of Binh Duong) inspected a hostel in the city, finding more than 320,000 condoms (equivalent to 360 kilograms) washed and recycled to proceed to its sale.
By the time the agents arrived, the criminals they had already sold several thousand to customers who were unaware that what they were buying was a fraudulent product.
The gang’s procedure consisted of washing, drying, and packaging the condoms at the facility where they were discovered. “On average, once a month, I receive used condoms from one person to rinse, dry, sort and use a dildo to scratch, make a new shape and deliver them the same day. With the products that continue to be processed, “this is the testimony”, confessed to the Vietnamese police a woman who worked for the gang.
Condoms are health products and their reuse is a serious health hazard due to the high risk of transmitting infectious diseases.