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US snubs out legal cigar transaction | The Copenhagen Post | The Danish News in English

Authorities in the US have refused to return 137,000 kroner that was confiscated from a Danish policeman who attempted to legally purchase Cuban cigars from Germany.

Torben Nødskouv intended to resell the cigars through his small business Cigarhuset and made the transaction in dollars with a Hamburg-based distributor. But the transaction, which was automatically routed through the US, was picked up by American authorities who froze the money, arguing that the transaction violated the American trade embargo with Cuba.

Nødskouv appealed after the $20,000 transaction was frozen last autumn, but the money may be permanently lost after he was recently informed that it would not be returned to him.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Feb 28th, 2012 at 02:37:26 PM EST
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Protecting America from the Red Menace by stepping on defenseless small capital entrepreneurship through control of the banking system...  No wonder America felt the need to blow gazillions saving the banks: how else are they going to keep Danish policemen and Fidel Castro in line?
by Andhakari on Wed Feb 29th, 2012 at 01:39:45 AM EST
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