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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, through
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NCA officers arrested a 37-year-old man in Dunlane Close, Newport, Middlesbrough, on suspicion of people smuggling offences.
Federal Investigation Agency Director General Bashir Ahmed Memon admitted before the court that human smuggling is a pressing issue in Gujranwala.
The collector added that currently a suspect was being interrogated in connection with the smuggling bid.
Malik Tahir Javaid said that Smuggling is also encouraged by the large tax rates difference between neighbouring countries.
Detection of smuggling of gold through Indo- Myanmar border becomes difficult due to topography and porosity of the land border.
5 lakh US dollars, valued at about Rs 5 crore was seized near Siliguri by DRI Kolkata Zonal unit from a truck bound for Manipur for smuggling to Myanmar to purchase gold to be brought back by smuggling in to the country.
He added that this smuggling is costing the Lebanese treasury $200 million a year.
The driver has been referred to Dubai Public Prosecution to finish the investigation after being charged with possessing and smuggling heroin.
Connolly, of Hawkshead Street, was found to have benefited from the smuggling by PS348,705.
According to a report released by Abu Dhabi's Department of Finance (DoF), the General Administration of Customs foiled 2,940 smuggling attempts.
PESHAWAR -- The growing trend of smuggling on Pak-Afghan border has surpassed ratio of legal import while huge difference have been recorded between amount of goods and legally imported items which may affect the sale of imported goods, thus causing losses to the businessmen due to high ratio of smuggling.
Prosecutors charged the defendant with smuggling and possessing 477g of heroin with the intent to promote the drug in Dubai.
Smuggling is one of the world's oldest professions.
Muscat: Smuggling of counterfeit cigarettes leads to a revenue loss of nearly OMR3.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Cars and other vehicles used for smuggling diesel from Syria, where an ongoing civil war has made control of the Turkey-Syria border more challenging, has turned the AltynE[micro]zE- district of southern Hatay province into a cemetery for cars.