HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese police over the weekend raided a factory and found hundreds of thousands of used condoms being packed for resale.
The Associated Press reported a local resident tipped off market inspectors, who raided a factory near Ho Chi Minh City. Inside, AP reported, were about 320,000 used condoms being prepped to be sold again at the market.
According to AP, a local newspaper reported the condoms were bought from a man in the province and were being washed, reshaped and put in plastic packages for resale.
CBS News said state broadcaster VTV took video of the factory showing sacks filled with condoms and the tools reportedly used to wash and reshape them.
VTV also said it wasn't clear how many used condoms had already been resold, CBS reported.
The Guardian reported that a woman detained during the raid told authorities she received about 17 cents for every kilogram of condoms she recycled.
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