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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* In the event of a 'no-deal Brexi',' goods from all over the world will flow into the UK, find their way into Northern Ireland and be smuggled across the border into the Republic in order to avoid EU tariffs.
There have also been allegations that huge consignments, including banned plastic bags, were being smuggled across the border from neighbouring Somalia.
But the concern has been the huge volume of gasoline believed being smuggled across the border into Pakistan, Afghanistan, Armenia and Turkey, where gasoline prices are several times those in Iran and large profits can be made.
Smith, who spent 10 years in the Irish Defence Forces, left Ireland in 2015 and was smuggled across the Turkish border into Syria where she joined ISIS and is believed to have trained children in weapons.
News broke last week that some 50,000 bags of fertiliser meant for farmers under the Planting For Food and Jobs (PFJs) were last year smuggled across to the neighbouring countries of Burkina Faso, Togo, Niger and Mali.
With smuggled houbara typically suffering tremendous stress from capture and illicit transportation, IFHC data show that only one in ten wild houbara survives being smuggled across the UAE border.
With smuggled houbara typically suffering tremendous stress from capture and illicit transportation, IFHC data show that only one in 10 wild houbara survives being smuggled across the UAE border.
With smuggled houbara typically suffering tremendous stress from capture and illicit transportation, the IFHC's data shows that only one in 10 wild houbara survives being smuggled across the UAE border.
The delegation informed about the smuggling of apples and other grains from Iran and complained that despite the ban food items were being smuggled across the border.
Prosecutors say Guzman was the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, who at one stage are thought to have been responsible for more than half of drugs smuggled across the Mexico-US border.
The non-custom paid cell phones were paying transported to Peshawar from where they were to be smuggled across the country.
These funds, if transferred through banks or smuggled across borders, despite having some benefits to the countries smuggled to, in countries of weak governance systems and the spread of corruption, may lead to high inflation rates.
THE Government must take urgent action to stop under-age puppies and heavily pregnant dogs being smuggled across Europe for sale in the UK, campaigners said.
Animals are smuggled across Thai borders to or from other Southeast Asian countries to make their way to China or Japan.