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Vietnamese Police Seize 345,000 Used Condoms That Were Cleaned and Sold As New


If you have always been hesitant to wear a condom, you now have a solid excuse to test your pull out game. According to CNN, Vietnamese police have busted a condom 'recycling' ring, confiscating an estimated 345,000 used condoms which had been cleaned and resold as new.


Footage broadcast by the state-owned Vietnam Television (VTV) network showed dozens of large bags containing the used contraceptives scattered across the floor of a warehouse in the southern province of Binh Duong.


A woman detained during the raid explained how the used condoms were first boiled in water then dried before being reshaped on a wooden phallus. The condoms were then repackaged for sale. The detained woman said she earned a wage of $0.17 for every kilogram of recycled condoms she produced.

All said and done, bags weighing more than 360 kilograms (794 lbs) were confiscated - the equivalent to 345,000 condoms. The warehouse owner said they had received a "monthly input of used condoms from an unknown person."

It is not clear how many of the recycled condoms have already been sold, or whom the company supplies.