FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man accused of
smuggling 42 bottles of rum and more than 28,000 Cuban cigars into
the United States will spend three years on probation.
Douglas Hiner must also attend a substance abuse program and
take random drug tests. He was sentenced in Fort Myers on Tuesday.
Authorities say they stopped a 53-foot sailboat carrying Cuban
cigars and rum in the waters near Tampa last year. They than
located a storage unit they say Hiner used to store the goods in
Hiner's attorney declined to comment on the sentence.