smuggle across

smuggle (someone or something) across

To transport someone or something across (some place or border) in a surreptitious or hidden manner, especially when it is illegal to do so. A: "I really miss the fresh salami they make back home, but I can't bring it through customs with me." B: "I'll try to smuggle some across for you the next time I come to visit." The man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling people across the border.
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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.
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In the early hours of December 6, seven Palestinians were almost killed when one of them stepped on a landmine as the small group attempted to smuggle across from the occupied areas in the Larnaca district.
Because of their size, Burgett points out, bees are very easy to smuggle across international borders, bringing unseen diseases and parasites with them.
Instead, they are switching to cheaper models that are easier to steal, sell and smuggle across borders.