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    cigars??

    is there anywhere on the island that i can buy some good cigars? cuban or dominican? want to bring a few back for my partner at work?

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    There is cigar shops downtown at Renaissance Mall at Renaissance Resort Hotel, Renaissance Marketplace at the Seaport, Awark Gardens opposite Occidental Resort. The re a cigar shop next to The Mill Resort.

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    cuban or dominican? want to bring a few back for my partner at work?
    http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/clearing/restricted/cuban_cigars.xml
    Prohibitions on Cuban Cigars

    "There is a total ban on the importation into the United States of Cuban-origin cigars and other Cuban-origin tobacco products. This prohibition extends to such products acquired in Cuba, irrespective of whether a traveler is licensed by Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) to engage in Cuba travel-related transactions, and to such products acquired in third countries by any U.S. Traveler, including purchases at duty-free shops. Contrary to what many people may believe, it is illegal for travelers to bring into the United States Cuban cigars acquired in third countries, such as Canada, United Kingdom, or Mexico."

    http://www.aruba.com/forum/f37/cigars-41406/
    http://www.aruba.com/forum/f37/cuban-cigars-38306/

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    the best way to get cubans to u.s. is to mail the wrappers back home and tell customs they are dominicans!

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    There is a shop next to the Salt & Pepper Restaurant. It is a small shack, but a nice selection at reasonable prices.
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    Cuban seeded Aruhiba is a very nice smooth & mild smoke. There is a shop at the Tamarijn Resort where you can get a 2 pack in a nice hand crafted leather pouch for about $17 US. or depending on how good of a partner?, a hand carved & painted box of 30 for about $125.00. There is a factory also(that does tours) but I don't know where it is located, I think in town bot not sure!

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    i am pretty sure customs has "heard it all".

    the aruba postal system is not efficient and your efforts of sending the wrappers back home could be a crap shoot.

    i am not sure that it would be worth breaking "federal law" for the sake of a few smokes.

    lots of cigar lovers really do love the aruban or dominican cigars and find them quite comparable to the cuban brands.

    (the extreme).............imagine doing time in Federal Prison making "little rocks outta big rocks" all for the sake of being dishonest going thru customs?

    wonder what the us customs agents do with all the contraband (not including food) they confiscate? at the end of the day, do all the agents before they say their good buys reach into the confiscated bucket and pull out cuban cigars.............and then drive off with a big one hanging our of the smiling corner of their mouths?



    Quote Originally Posted by joeytruck View Post
    the best way to get cubans to u.s. is to mail the wrappers back home and tell customs they are dominicans!

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    I agree with Andrea J, im pretty sure Customs knows whats going on with the cigars. As far as what they do with the cigars, I have been told they cut them up and throw them away in front of you. Im pretty sure they are not going to put a sweet job working in Aruba on the line to smoke a 6buck cuban when they can buy one when there off haha.

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    so i brought a few cigars home in my camera bag. i sent it through the x-ray machine and they never even asked to look at the bag. customs is a joke man. i could have brough a few more home if i knew they weren't gonna check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abj View Post
    so i brought a few cigars home in my camera bag. i sent it through the x-ray machine and they never even asked to look at the bag. customs is a joke man. i could have brough a few more home if i knew they weren't gonna check.
    Yes as long as you don't get picked for hand inspection. I was randomly selected last week and they searched both of my bags by hand and definitely would have found cigars if I had them.

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