I have seen some information regarding the following concern, but some of the replies are dated...

We will be heading to CTI in May-June and will have connecting flights. In a previous trip to CSA we had a non-stop flight and purchased our Jamaican rum at the duty free liquor post at the airport. I am concerned about making a purchase at the airport and then having the airport take it away at customs.

On a connecting flight, will we receive our checked bags at the first stop and be able to put it in the checked luggage?

I feel silly asking, but I just want to make sure.