The Vietnamese Police have seized 345,000 used condoms ready to be packaged and resold as new, a case that exposes the insecurity of this market in
, where most condoms are not distributed by the original brands.
As reported by state television VTV, investigators entered a factory in
Ho Chi Minh
and found workers packing thousands of used condoms to be resold.
The Police indicate that the bags full of condoms stored in the factory weighed
more than 360 kilos
, which would be equivalent to about
that were to be prepared and distributed in the market.
has indicated that
Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc
, owner of the factory, confessed that she received shipments of used condoms every month and that to clean them she boiled them in water, allowed them to dry and shaped them with a wooden contraption. phallic before selling it at a price of about
$ 0.17 per kilo
Police are investigating the possible ramifications of this case, which highlights the insecurity of condoms sold in Vietnam, where the sale of poor quality condoms camouflaged in fake packages from some of the best-known brands is common.
Last year, police arrested four people who ran a factory of fake condoms and lubricants that they resold across the country packed in fake packages from brands like
A survey carried out by the
Ministry of Health
in 2019 revealed that 85% of the 600 million condoms sold in the Asian country each year were not distributed by the original brands and that users pay little attention to the authenticity of the product and pay attention more on the design, the price or the fragrance.
in 2014 warned that 40% of condoms for sale in Vietnam did not meet the necessary quality requirements, increasing the risk of disease transmission and unwanted pregnancy.
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