Malaysian police recover 700,000 stolen condoms

Malaysian police say they have recovered about 700,000 condoms that were stolen while being shipped to Japan two months ago.

Mohamad Shukri Dahlan, police chief of Malaysia's northern Perak state, says authorities found hundreds of boxes of condoms at a warehouse and a home last week. Police arrested six men who allegedly were storing the condoms in hope of eventually selling them.

Mohamad Shukri said Thursday some of the suspects work for a company that was transporting the condoms from a factory to a port. They face 10 years in prison if convicted of corruption.

He says the condoms will be returned to Sagami Rubber Industries, one of Japan's biggest condom makers. The merchandise is estimated to be worth $1.5 million.