2 Forty Myers men indicted for smuggling Cuban products
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Two Fort Myers men have been indicted on federal charges that they illegally imported Cuban merchandise, including cigars, cigarettes, coffee and rum as part of a sailboat smuggling venture.
Authorities say Martin Sengseis and Douglas Hiner face up to 20 years in a federal prison if convicted of the smuggling charge. Federal officials say a grand jury indicted Hiner last week, while Sengseis was indicted on Feb. 27,
Court documents show there were two separate sailboat smuggling ventures involving the importation, boats separately captained by each man.
Federal officials say they seized about 27,000 assorted Cuban cigars from Hiner's storage unit.