Mystery of the 700,000 disappearing condoms baffles police

February 9, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Malaysian police are on the hunt for 700,000 condoms which mysteriously disappeared en route to Japan.

Mystery of the 700,000 disappearing condoms baffles police

The batch of condoms were loaded on to a freight ship in Malaysia last week.

But when they arrived in Japan the container was empty and its locks had been changed.

Sato Koji of Japanese firm Sagami Rubber Industries, who manufacture the condoms, said: “We are unhappy over the incident. This is the first time such a thing has happened since our Malaysian production started in 1997.”

A police spokesperson added: “We take the matter of the missing condoms very seriously… we are investigating the matter.”

Sagami describe the condoms as being 14 per cent thinner than regular ones and estimate that the missing batch has a retail value of $1.5 million.

The freight company hopes to crack the mystery by figuring out where and when the container locks were changed.

So, are the condoms now being flogged on a market stall by a guy in a flat cap? Or was someone on the ship planning a particularly busy Valentine’s night? Answers on a postcard.

Photo courtesy of robertelyov

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