NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Customs officials made a massive bust at John F. Kennedy International Airport, seizing thousands of counterfeit face masks.

Authorities say they seized more than 100,000 counterfeit masks during two busts on Dec. 2 and Dec. 8.

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They say the phony N-95 masks, which arrived from Hong Kong, could have wound up at hospitals and nursing homes.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they’ve found more than 14 million faulty masks since the pandemic broke out.

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