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 Psst! Wanna buy some recycled condoms?

25.09.20.  As the saying goes, ‘anything to make a buck’! Who would have thought there would be a living to be made in selling used condoms? Apparently there is in Vietnam! My question is from where did the condom ‘refurbisher’ mange to gather 345,000 used ‘Frenchies’ as they were once called? Hmm, the complexities of this enterprise are many. Are they guaranteed? With so many ‘donors’ in the mix what are the chances of multiple pregnancies of quadruplets with different fathers? Of course, the company has adequate insurance?
Police in Vietnam have confiscated an estimated 345,000 used condoms which had been cleaned and resold as new, state media reported. 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, near Ho Chi Minh City. Police said the bags weighed over 360 kilograms, equivalent to 345,000 condoms, according to VTV.

Source: Reuters/AP

Vietnamese police bust ring selling used condoms as new

The owner of the warehouse said they had received a “monthly input of used condoms from an unknown person,” state newspaper Tuoi Tre reported.
A 34-year-old woman detained during the bust told police that the used prophylactics were first boiled in water then dried and reshaped on a wooden phallus before being repackaged and resold.
VTV said it was not clear how many of the recycled condoms had already been sold.
The detained woman said she had received $US0.17 ($0.24) for every kilogram of recycled condoms she produced.
Neither she nor the owner of the warehouse were available for comment.
Vietnamese police said they will investigate the factory and that they were tipped off by a local resident.
Police announced they will investigate and track down others involved in the operation.
The state newspaper Tuoi Tre quoted a health official as saying the recycled condoms posed an extreme health risk to users.

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Graham Richards 25/09/2020, 6:13 am

    I stopped reading when Mr Editor used the term “in the mix”. Ones imagination can stretch to certain extremes but ……..

  • Penguinite 25/09/2020, 6:50 am


  • Ian 25/09/2020, 6:55 am

    An old joke…..
    They’re easy to clean. You just shake the f…. out of it.

  • Ian A 25/09/2020, 7:11 am

    Sure is a gross story. I hope I forget it.
    There’s a typo in the title — is that supposed to be “buy” or “butt”?

  • Ex ADF 25/09/2020, 8:51 am

    Some people will go to any lengths!

    • Ivan Ackeroff 25/09/2020, 10:58 am

      Like the story of the Scottish quartermaster who said to the pharmacist, “Cud ye show us yer range of condoms please Laddie. The regiment ‘r considering buying a new one”.

  • Tony H 25/09/2020, 11:43 am

    Sick! I can’t imagine the customer source?

  • Popular Front 25/09/2020, 12:04 pm

    From past experience the Viets are canny little buggers. If there’s a quid to be made in something, they’ll be in it. They can out-Chinese the Chinese.

  • geoffrey mcmaster 25/09/2020, 2:17 pm

    it would be a stretch to see if they would work!

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