Cuban Cigar Crackdown: Chicago Airports Confiscating More Cigars Than Ever

CHICAGO — It’s an unintended consequence of the fight against terrorism that’s left some cigar aficionados fuming: Terrorists in Yemen try to send bomb-laden packages to the U.S. aboard cargo planes, and now a connoisseur in Iowa can’t…

CHICAGO — It’s an unintended consequence of the fight against terrorism that’s left some cigar aficionados fuming: Terrorists in Yemen try to send bomb-laden packages to the U.S. aboard cargo planes, and now a connoisseur in Iowa can’t get his Cubans from Switzerland.

Tighter scrutiny and month-old Homeland Security restrictions on incoming air-cargo parcels have inadvertently stymied the common but illicit practice in the United States of ordering Cuban cigars from distributors in Europe.

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