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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.
See also: across, smuggle

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.
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smuggle (someone or something) into (some place)

To transport someone or something into 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 with me." B: "I'll try to smuggle some into the country for you the next time I come to visit." I tried smuggling my friend into the party by having her hide in a suitcase that I said had stereo equipment in it.
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smuggle (someone or something) past (someone or something)

To transport someone or something across some border or past a person or organization who monitors such a 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 past customs for you the next time I come to visit." They had been smuggling drugs past the border patrol by hiding them inside of tubs of ice cream.
See also: past, smuggle

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

To transport someone or something across some border or past an organization that monitors it 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 through customs for you the next time I come to visit." I managed to smuggle nearly three pounds of weed through the border.
See also: smuggle, through

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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This is the government's third big haul of smuggled cigarettes that attempted to enter Zamboanga City since February this year.
According to Rehmat Wardag, who owned several petrol stations across the country, 95 per cent of the petrol stations sold smuggled petrol and diesel directly or after mixing it with the fuel supplied by a petrol company.
Also, the share of smuggled auto parts of the overall demand was recorded at 57 percent, whilst the remainder was reached via domestic production which constitutes 18 percent share, imports 16 percent and fake 9 percent.
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.
In reaction to Aquino's prediction earlier that the Philippines will have a sufficient supply of rice, So said, "The country will be sufficient in rice because the smuggled imported rice is flooding the local markets and selling at a cheap cost, thereby killing our local farmers."
The most frequent operations against smuggled cigarettes are staged in eastern Van and southeastern E[currency]anlyurfa provinces, according to police records.
"According to a study conducted by the Office for the Campaign Against Smuggling, each year about $16 billion worth of goods are smuggled into the country and $3 billion worth of goods are smuggled out of the country," Hassan Batuli announced at the National Conference on Smuggling, which was held Sunday in the western city of Sanandaj.
Since Israel and Hamas declared mutual ceasefires on January 18, ending the Jewish state's deadliest onslaught on the territory, some 45 tons of weapons-manufacturing material have been smuggled into the strip, Diskin said.
Because of these concerns, GAO examined (1) the nature and scope of the problem of smuggled cigarettes entering the United States, including federal tax revenue losses and potential health risks; (2) federal law enforcement agencies'--U.S.
Smuggled oil products from Iraq mainly involve low quality gasoils, mostly from the Basra refinery (see the refining sector in Downstream Trends).
They said: "Although it is not disputed that reducing excise duty rates would stop the notorious 'white van trade' in smuggled alcohol and tobacco, it is less clear that this course would affect large-scale smuggling, which appears to be the major problem."
The report said: "Although it is not disputed that reducing excise duty rates would stop the notorious 'white van trade' in smuggled alcohol and tobacco, it is less clear that this course would affect large-scale smuggling, which appears to be the major problem."
FAISALABAD -- :A visible decrease has been recorded in cases of transportation and use of smuggled goods due to timely action of Anti-Smuggling wing of the Customs Department.
Majority of the smuggled truck and bus radial tyres come from China,' the company official pointed out.
QUETTA ndash The sale of smuggled Iranian petrol and diesel has spiked in the Balochistan province as it is being done commonly on daily basis.