Police seize 345,000 used condoms that were cleaned and sold as new

Vietnam police confiscated an estimated 345,000 used condoms after they were cleaned and resold as new, according to state media.

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

Police said the bags weighed more than 360 kilograms (794 lbs), equivalent to 345,000 condoms, according to VTV.

The owner of the warehouse said they had received a “monthly input of used condoms from an unknown person,” state newspaper Tuoi Tre reported.

One woman told police the used condom were boiled in water then dried and reshaped on a wooden phallus before being repackaged and resold.

It is not known how many recycled condom were already sold.