Even in Italy

Discussion in 'Cuban Cigar Forum' started by CigarMan Andy, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. CigarMan Andy

    CigarMan Andy Traveling Herf Man

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    What was supposed to be a one-ton pallet full of eggs in Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci airport ended up being over a million Euro worth of undeclared Cuban cigars.
    On April 4, Italian customs, along with the Finance Guard of Rome’s Provincial Command, became suspicious after seeing a shipment of boxes each marked “30 Docenas de Huevos”—30 dozen eggs. After opening each package, officials discovered the 63 parcels actually contained boxes of Cuban cigars, ranging from Montecristo No. 2s to Cohiba Behikes, none of them declared. There were approximately 700 to 800 cigars in each parcel, amounting to approximately 50,000 cigars.
    Cigars that are exported from Cuba to Italy are typically declared at customs and sent straight to Italy’s regional distributor Diadema SpA, a partner of Habanos S.A., the Cuban company that controls Cuba’s cigar industry. The cigars are then taxed and sold to tobacconists throughout Italy, including the country’s two La Casa del Habano franchises, one in Rome and one in Milan.
    In a statement, Habanos described the seized cigars as counterfeit, but Cigar Insider contacted Gonzalo Fernández de Navarrete González Valerio, subdirector of marketing operations for Habanos, for further clarification.
    For more on the story, see the next Cigar Insider.
     
  2. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc When Death smiles, Corpsmen smile back

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    Before anyone gets carried away, there's no such thing as the Mafia.

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  3. Set-In-Stone

    Set-In-Stone The Dude Abides

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    Andy - Thanks for this bit of news. Very interesting.... Hope Johnny-0 is ok ? :laugh:




    "...What ? Oh these..... they feel off a truck!"
     
  4. Pugman1943

    Pugman1943 Well-Known Member

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    Sound like the Italians have a link with the Chicago customs.
     
  5. Backslide

    Backslide RASCClicious

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  6. investandprosper

    investandprosper Well-Known Member

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    Srsly.
     
  7. Set-In-Stone

    Set-In-Stone The Dude Abides

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    It was a joke guys... ;)
    If you couldn't see the humor in it, I apologize.

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  8. Light this!

    Light this! Licensed to Kill

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  9. MadMonk

    MadMonk Well-Known Member

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    Yep, and they'll kill anyone who says there is.

    :laugh:
     
  10. ironpeddler

    ironpeddler Ye Old Newbie

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    Bump....just so we didn't have to see "Craigsist Cubans" anymore on the Forum Homepage under the Cuban Cigar Forum....

    Plus it puts Italy up there for Doc.... :p
     
  11. ironpeddler

    ironpeddler Ye Old Newbie

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    For those who didn't know, Clint is a DICK....and a little one at that! :sign:

    :thumbs:<<<<<<<CLICK
     
  12. MoeCizlak

    MoeCizlak Built for comfort

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    You replied in the wrong thread. :p


    Well done Gary, that had me rolling. :laugh:
     

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