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Vietnamese factory accused of recycling about 320,000 used condoms

Vietnamese police say they will investigate a factory near Ho Chi Minh City that was found repacking about 320,000 used condoms for resale.

Vietnamese police said they will investigate a factory that was found recycling about 320,000 used condoms for resale.

Following a tip from a local resident, inspectors raided a factory near Ho Chi Minh City where they found used condoms being repacked for sale.

According to a market inspector, the owner of the factory confessed that the used condoms had been bought from a man in the province.

The condoms were washed, reshaped and packed into plastic packages, the state-owned Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.

Police announced they will investigate and track down others involved in the operation.

The newspaper quoted a health official as saying the recycled condoms posed an extreme health risk to users.