WTF?! Used condoms have been repackaged and sold by a Vietnamese factory
The word “protection” just got a whole new nasty meaning.
A Vietnamese factory was caught washing and reselling over 320,000 used condoms to pass them off as brand new, according to authorities who busted the criminal operation.
In order to “recycle” the disgusting rubbers, 32-year-old Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc reportedly had around 1000 of them delivered each month to her Tan Uyen Town rental facility, where she washed and folded them back into their original shape, as per the Vietnam Insider.
Pham reshaped the condoms by using a wooden shaft to make them look like new again – then put them in new packaging, according to the news publication.
Police detects condom recycling facility in southern Vietnam https://t.co/1NbI130lfm
— Vietnam Insider (@InsiderVietnam) September 22, 2020
During the bust on Saturday, local authorities confiscated 324,000 used rubbers in total, officials reported. The exact number sold to customers is unknown but is most likely in the thousands.
“Condoms are classified as medical items, so we will take a look at the several laws that the owner has broken,” a government official said, according to Vietnam Explorer.
You can’t make this up: a woman in Binh Duong province was caught recycling used condoms for sale! Police confiscated hundreds of thousands of used condoms that were cleaned and reshaped before being packed for resale. Shocking! #Vietnam @societyhttps://t.co/6iwqnJ1n96
— Nga Pham (@ngaphambbc) September 22, 2020
Further details have not yet been uncovered, authorities say.
The practice of washing and reusing condoms can cause infection and disease, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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