Bulgarian customs inspectors have seized 148,000 smuggled protective masks at the country’s Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint near the border with Turkey, authorities said Monday.

The hoard was found in a truck which was declared to be carrying sportswear, bags and shoes from Turkey to Slovakia, the National Customs Agency said in a statement.

However, a detailed inspection of the vehicle revealed that the truck was also loaded with 31 boxes of smuggled protective face masks, which were later confiscated, the statement said. Enditem

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