the store (in my country) suggested to place the cigars in a dominican cigar box and have it sealed!!! but this is unethical and wrong. would u.s airport immigration confiscate the box (cuban)? and would they cause me any trouble? even if it was for personal use or a gift! the store owner told me that all americans use dominican boxes to decieve the port authority! who cares anyways, since castro should die any moment now.
yes it's illegal.
I prefer nicaraguan to cuban anyway