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smuggle someone or something across something

to move someone or something across a border illegally and in secret. The terrorists smuggled one of their number across the border last night. Larry helped smuggle contraband across the border.
See also: across, smuggle

smuggle someone or something into some place

 and smuggle someone or something in
to move someone or something across a border into a place illegally and in secret. The secret agent smuggled his family into the country and then defected. He smuggled in his family. smuggle someone or something out of some place and smuggle someone or something out* to move someone or something across a border out of a place illegally and in secret. Judy smuggled her cousin out of the country in a van. she smuggled out her cousin.
See also: place, smuggle

smuggle someone or something past

(someone or something) to move something past a guard or monitor illegally and in secret. We failed in our attempt to smuggle Mary past the border. It is easy to smuggle wine past the border guards.
See also: past, smuggle

smuggle someone or something through

(something) to move something through a guard post or other barrier illegally and in secret. The officers smuggled the child through the barrier so he could be with his mother. We smuggled some other goods through, too.
See also: smuggle
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who supply the illicit smuggled goods seek to satisfy their income needs, he observed.
As many as 20 famous cigarette brands, which neither have import licenses nor are produced in the country, come under this plan and are subject to confiscation as smuggled goods wherever they are found," he said.
Beside these goods, cost of each legal 40 feet container of Television is 5,543,578 rupees which reduced to 4,660,000, if the container has smuggled through Pak-Afghan Boarder.
The smuggled girls have been forced to do club dance and night functions in Dubai and other states.
The Iron Law of Prohibition dictates that greater enforcement results in more potent alcohol and drugs being smuggled.
He added that he was involved in smuggling weapons from Wadi Khaled, adding ''we smuggled automatic rifles, RPG launchers, ammunition, bullets and drugs, and I was responsible for enwrapping the smuggled stuff while the rest of the group carried them across the borders.
Summary: Tunisia said on Thursday its troops were patrolling fuel stations to curb the flow of smuggled gasoline into neighbouring Libya, a trade which is helping Muammar Gaddafi hold on to power.
The amount of fuel smuggled is nearly 250,000 gallons a day, said Enrique Melendez, president of the Fuel Vending Association.
A PUB landlord who led a gang who smuggled cocaine worth pounds 3.
He was unable to estimate the total amount or cost of meat being smuggled, but said it was carried out on a small scale by people linked to restaurants and other food outlets.
The letter calls on policy-makers to pass the Smuggled Tobacco Prevention Act of 2010, known as H.
Alien smuggling along the southwest border is an increasing threat to the security of the United States and Mexico as well as to the safety of both law enforcement and smuggled aliens.
RIYADH: Drugs, mobile phones and SIM cards top the list of items smuggled into prisons in the Kingdom, according to the statement of a top jail official, Al-Watan daily reported Friday.
Upon laboratory testing, smuggled pills found to be "Captagon"; a drug substance.
SMUGGLED tobacco and "tab houses" are helping to create a new generation of children who will begin smoking in their teens and lose years off their lives, it is claimed.