Cuban Cigars brought back into the US = trouble!
Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:20 AM
Yesterday, on their way back through customs in Houston, he stated when asked on his customs form, that he had 5 Cuban cigars. Here's where the event could have gotten hairy! He and his new bride were escorted to a holding area and they were interviewed by a customs agent, who repeatedly explained that the no such "partial lifting" of the trade embargo existed. My co-worker did say the customs agents were nice about it, but all of his identifying information (passport, flight itinerary, driver's license) was copied and a report was filled out. The cigars were also confiscated, of course.
To make a long story short, despite the US government's ease of a few travel restrictions to Cuba, it is still illegal to bring Cuban cigars back into the US. Or, it's not advised to declare them on your customs form
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 11:08 AM
It all doesn't make any sense. Sooner or later the embargo is going to be lifted and they will realize how childish it was in the first place.
Funny thing is, there's a good chance your authentic cuban sigars were counterfeit anyways,packaged in a proper authentic packaging(which is very easy and cheap to make)
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:43 PM
Ah yes...my Husband has a thing for Cuban Rum (Havana Club), and we've made it back with a bottle. We didn't declare it; I think it went in the checked luggage... He also brought back a Cuban cigar and just took off the band like previously stated. The whole embargo is just irritating.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:16 AM
I heard a lot of stories like previously said, when people took the bands off of the Cuban cigars, some of them have already bought without bands, but here you must be careful to be sure that you buy authentic cigars. Anyway I just don't understand why cuban cigars are banned in the US if people whatever continue to buy, smoke and even bring them to the states....
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