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.READ MORE: Sources: Salman Muflihi Faces Hate Crime Charges In Stabbing Of Asian Man In Lower Manhattan
They say the phony N-95 masks, which arrived from Hong Kong, could have wound up at hospitals and nursing homes.READ MORE: Elizabeth Galarza Arrested For Allegedly Repeatedly Punching 2-Year-Old In The Face On Subway
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they’ve found more than 14 million faulty masks since the pandemic broke out.MORE NEWS: New Yorkers At Bronx Food Pantry Describe Need For Federal Stimulus Checks, $15 Minimum Wage; 'Got To Choose Between Rent, Food'
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