smuggle (someone or something) in (something or some place)

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smuggle (someone or something) in (something or some place)

1. To transport someone or something in (to something or some place) 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." B: "I'll try to smuggle some in with me the next time I come to visit." I tried smuggling my friend in the party by having her hide in a suitcase that I said had stereo equipment in it.
2. To hide someone or something inside of something in order to transport them or it without being seen or noticed, especially when it is illegal to do so. He was caught smuggling narcotics in his luggage. The group ran an operation smuggling runaway slaves in coffins that they transported in wagons from the South to the North.
See also: smuggle
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It has become so prevalent that cons are turning their backs on Spice - now widespread in most jails - and going back to traditional drugs which have been harder for visitors to smuggle in through the gates.
Palestinians use hundreds of tunnels to smuggle in food and fuel to circumvent the blockade which had kept border crossings with Israel and Egypt closed since 2007.
In return, the Chinese gangs help smuggle in drugs which the UVF then sell on for profit.
In the 1990s, the UVF used the Chinese to smuggle in array of guns to bolster its dwindling arms dumps.