Primark shorts made in Chinese prison contained worker’s anti-depressants
In the Sun we meet “HORRIFIED Adam Travers” who found drugs in the pocket of his new Primark swimming shorts.
Adam’s girlfriend Hannah Youell found nine white pills in an envelope in the buttoned back pocket of the Chinese-made clothes as she prepared to wash them before a holiday.
Adam paid just £5 for the trunks at Primark in Portsmouth.
This was not an marketing scam to get adolescents into the store, but something else.
Their tests revealed the pills, marked with the letters MDZ, are a prescription anti-depressant.
Why-oh-why would a worker making dirt-cheap clothing for Primark need anti-depressants?
Primark said an investigation had shown the pills were put in the shorts at the time of manufacture after being sent to an unapproved sub-contractor in China. It added: “As a result, we have terminated our relationship with the supplier.”
A source said: “The shorts were supposed to be made in a factory but it appears they were secretly being made by prisoners in a jail.”
Chinese factory making cheap schmutters versus prison. It can be hard to spot the difference.