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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At least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled in 2016, according to the first Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today.
The smuggler died Sunday from injuries after shots fired by the military targeting vehicles carrying fuel smuggled in Remada, said Governor of Tataouine Mohsen Ben Ali.
A senior US source estimated at the time that 12 missiles had been smuggled in by Hizbullah, but also said that the terror militia probably still lacks some parts that are necessary to make them operational.
Goods worth $19 billion are smuggled in and out of Iran each year, according to Saeed Mortazavi, the judge best known for abusing political prisoners but who now has more mundane assignments, including the oversight of smuggling cases.
In 1993 serial blasts that rocked Mumbai more than a decade ago and took a toll of more than 250 lives, the militants had smuggled in RDX and other explosives through the sea route.
It also says inmates have easy access to alcohol, drugs and mobile phones which are smuggled in.
At the same time, not one of the millions of illegals who cross the border from Mexico or get smuggled in on cargo vessels from China has been implicated in terrorism.
This included teens who illegally immigrated without parents, youngsters smuggled in and runaways.
The next day, eighteen more Chinese stowaways were found on another ship docking in Seattle.(89) Since 1998, officials have detained 203 Chinese migrants who were smuggled in cargo containers to the U.S.