Tokyo - Thieves have taken 725 000 boxes of polyurethane condoms in Malaysia, the Telegraph newspaper has reported.
A locked container transporting the goods from Sagumi Rubber Industries Co.'s production plant in Malaysia arrived empty at the Japanese company's distribution plant last week, according to the report.
The shipment was worth Yen 120 million ($1.5 million), the UK-based newspaper said.
Founded in 1934, Sagami Rubber was the first manufacturer of condoms in Japan, and is well known for its innovations in the industry. It was the first company in the world to produce coloured condoms.
Sagami's products are exported across to world to countries such as France, Spain, Korea and the US.