Fined for Fine Cigars

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What happens if I get caught smuggling cigars?

Fined for Fine Cigars

Think you can make it past customs with a box full of Cubans? Think again, and then open your wallet and hand over $55,000 to the US government, because that is how much you can be fined for smuggling Cuban cigars into the country. You can also be subject to jail time. According to US Customs and Border Protection, importation of cigars and tobacco products from Cuba is prohibited whether the goods are purchased by you or given to you as gift. It is also illegal for U.S. citizens to buy, sell or trade illegally-imported Cuban cigars.



11/25/2008 12:01:19 PM
Dave said:

Way too dramatic. If I am going to bring back a box of Cuban cigars and get caught by customs then they are not going to fine me and put me in prison. Let's state the facts and be realistic at the same time. By the way, this whole embargo with Cuba is just stupid politics by our great leaders.


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