In February, Malaysian police reported the theft of 700,000 ultrathin condoms en route to Japan. They were loaded into a container at a factory in northern Malaysia, but the shipment arrived in Tokyo empty with new locks. The condoms are worth $1.5 million at Japanese retail prices. In March, six suspects were arrested. They allegedly stored the condoms in a warehouse and a private home hoping to sell them later. They each face 10 years in prison if they’re convicted.
700,000 Stolen Condoms Recovered
May 2, 2011 • By Cristina Gonzalez