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#1 CigarMan Andy

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

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.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

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

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#3 Set-In-Stone

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

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




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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:37 PM

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

#5 Backslide

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

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




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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:50 AM


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




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Srsly.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

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

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

Yeah, I was reading about this on Habanos website. Mostly Cohibas, Montes & R&J's. http://www.habanos.c...?aid=548&type=1

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:55 AM

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

Doc.


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

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:21 PM

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

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:11 PM

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

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#12 MoeCizlak

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:20 PM

You replied in the wrong thread. :p


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




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