Think you got a good deal on Cubans from your Key West connection? Better double check your cigars for authenticity.
Five peddlers of counterfeit Cuban cigars were arrested in Key West after a raid on seven of their establishments turned up a substantial number of boxes of fake Cohiba, Montecristo, H. Upmann and Romeo y Julieta cigars. General Cigar Co. owns the U.S. rights to the Cohiba name, and the other brands are U.S. trademarks of Altadis U.S.A. Inc.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Source: Cigar Aficionado