The Chinese authorities in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province recently seized a ship transporting 549 tons of used clothing from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. Six suspects have been arrested.
According to the reports, the smuggled clothes are worth about $1.65 million.
Six suspected men have are now under the custody of authorities.
Furthermore, the reports claimed that most of the clothing found came from morgues and landfills from an overseas country.
Authorities presume that the clothes were washed and repaired in order to sell them to customers for a few dollars with zero acquisition value.
Doctor Wei Fang from Center for Disease Control in Shenzhen gave a warning in regards to the used clothing saying they might contain disease pathogens transferrable Tons Of Used Clothing That Allegedly Came From Morgues in China! Disgusting! through body contact likely from the skin or mouth or other organs.
In addition, some of the clothes were bloodstained meaning customers may be vulnerable to AIDS or any other dangerous liver diseases. She also insisted that chemicals in the packaging may cause skin irritation.