I believe what the OP was attempting to rephrase was this:
[From the linked article]
“Some French officials have even alleged that their consignments from China have been hijacked by Americans”
“There is a foreign country that paid three times the price of the cargo on the tarmac. So the masks are gone”
IOW, America is buying up purchases that other countries had made buy paying more for them, sometimes making the deals just as the plane was getting ready to take off.
Weirdly, the federal government is also outbidding the state governments. And Massachusetts sent the Patriots’jet to China to pick up masks purchased from tencent because the masks they bought through ordinary channels were “impounded”. The governor didn’t say --who-- impounded those masks, but they were impounded in NY State, and some of that shipment that did get through was voluntarily sent to NY State. So…