Island Cigars Corp Raided By The Florida ABT

Island Cigars Corp Raided By The Florida ABT

Counterfeit Cohiba Cigars

Special agents from the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco conducted a series of raids and arrests in Florida this week. The agents raided cigar manufacturers suspected of the producing and selling counterfeit cigars of the COHIBA®, Macanudo® and Partagas® cigar brands.

The process began more than a year ago when General Cigar requested that the Tampa ABT investigate individuals suspected of involvement in the manufacture, distribution and sale of counterfeit cigars. As Florida is a major hub of cigar manufacturing, the ongoing investigations have led to multiple arrests in Florida cities including Clearwater, Davenport, Fort Myers, Hollywood, Lutz, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Tampa and Weeki Wachee.

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30th Mar 2015 Kevin Kauzlaric

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