I have been to Cuba now 4 times (3 Varadero and 1 Santa Lucia). I have never had my luggage tagged and searched until Camaguey. Looking around it was not just me, the room was full, with a line of people waiting. I knew when I saw writing on my luggage tags there was going to be an issue. Security pulled all the marked bags off the belt in the beginning and we were unable to access them until all of the unmarked luggage was removed.
I am still not sure what set them off, the luggage they went through was gifts but mainly clothing. We went around in circles and with some fast talking and jokes I was on my way in about 20 minutes, to the surprise of the male security guard. My passport was recorded and given back to me. I listened the entire time to a gentlemen at the table next to mine being lectured for bringing a hot plate as a gift. She let him know that everything the Cuban people needed was supplied to the government and this would not be allowed into the country. He had the option of picking it up on his way home, which he declined exclaiming it cost $24.99 and he would rather they confiscate it and then she could take it home, which she assured him would not happen.
Has anyone else had issues at Camaguey airport?