Last week I had to travel over to Windsor, Canada to visit a Supplier. While there I really had the hankering for a couple of my favorites (Romeo y Julieta Churchill). Decided, WTH, I'll take 2. Later that afternoon, returning to the States, I stopped to pay duty on some 'Supplier Samples' at the border. Completly forgetting about the 2 Cubanos in my center console. While inside paying the duty, good ol' Homeland Security decided to browse through my vehicle and, sure enough (they weren't hidden) they came across them in the Console. My God, you'd have thought I was caught smuggling Heroin. CLEARLY, I didn't take the Country's 'embargo' seriously. After emptying the entire contents of my car looking for more, they finally let me go. But not until I signed a document entitled "abandonment of illegal substances at the border".
We'll all sleep better tonight, knowing those two Cubanos didn't get across the border. Homeland Security is at the helm.
And yes, Chile, I take my responsibility of the risk, and accept it. I'm a big boy. But that doesn't change my attitude of the reality being that this was nothing more than a Government Sanctioned mugging. I hope they get sick on them.