smuggle (someone or something) across

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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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He said, the Malaysians travelled to Hatyai to pick up the drugs before trying to smuggle them across the border into Malaysia.
VIENNA, Oct 8 (KUNA) -- Terrible tragedies are occurring daily as vulnerable women, children and men, place their trust in criminals to smuggle them across national borders, said a UN official Tuesday.
Vicious mafias smuggle them across borders with reckless disregard for their lives.
"The committee had discussed arms smuggling from Iraq into Syria by some weapons smugglers, who buy weapons from Iraq and then smuggle them across the borders," Qassem al-Aaraji told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Friday's smuggling operation turned deadly when the traffickers demanded more money to release the migrants after a failed bid to smuggle them across the border, migrants told police.
The migrants, held in a prison in the nearby town of al-Arish, confessed to paying 1,000 US dollars each to human traffickers to smuggle them across the border.
The pair hid their explosives in a Koran to smuggle them across the Gaza Strip border, Israeli security sources said yesterday.