smuggle (someone or something) past (someone or something)

(redirected from smuggled past)

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 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
References in periodicals archive ?
25 sea bottom bombs 6.335 packs of shots used in air guns Drugs, narcotics, and other substances: Drugs worth over a million pounds were intercepted in 2017, those included: 1.183,350 kilograms of heroin 2.54,510 kilograms of material Opium 3.1,235 kilograms of narcotic seeds 4.250 grams of Cocaine 5.23,500 pills of voodoo 6.225 kilograms of seeds 7.1,540 anesthetic ampoules 8.51, 043,982 narcotics of various other types 9.256 acres-wide opium poppy field was discovered and destroyed, along with weed plants that were cultivated on a banana field 10.71,877 cigarette packs 11.27,073 tobacco bottles 12.153,832 dope pills Goods smuggled past tariffs: 1.
The editorial also claimed that the House did not act on the issue of the P6.4-billion 'shabu' smuggled past the Bureau of Customs.
The competent authorities were informed and the truck was confiscated while an investigation was launched to identify the culprits, summon the truck owners and determine how the bottles were smuggled past customs officers, he added, Kuwaiti daily Al Rai reported on Thursday.
Dozens of guns were bought in America and smuggled past customs on both sides of the Atlantic for onward sale in Merseyside and the North West.
"One of the bolder examples of the use of saline to fool the testers was at the 1998 World Championships when Armstrong's doctor literally smuggled past a UCI official a litre of saline concealed under his rain coat and administered it to Armstrong to lower his hematocrit right before a blood check."
"Several of our plant compounds can probably be smuggled past the brain's effective barrier proteins," the Telegraph quoted Professor Broden as saying in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
Chris Smalling, the pounds 10million central defender he's smuggled past the Glazer family's accountants, is, unsurprisingly, a work in progress.
Fo u r b a n n e r s we re smuggled past stewards on Saturday, with one declaring Muir to be 'the enemy within', while another read 'Lloyd's - Heartless Bankers'.
Mobile phones top the list of banned items smuggled past invigilators, used by students to text friends or access the internet for answers.
Assorted crisps, snacks and chocolates were smuggled past me.
He collected a shot smuggled past from Blair and a devastating 30-yard burst left Hanley and Lloyd trailing in his wake before touching down under the posts.
The cocaine was reportedly packed in a suitcase when it was smuggled past customs in October 2004.
I pitched it at ITV by confessing that I had actually smuggled past them a proper play when I did the Christmas show The Flint Street Nativity a few years ago.
He was smuggled past security in the back of a catering van supplying in-flight meals on Thursday night.
Or the way the medic, Hasnat Khan, was smuggled past guards at Kensington Palace in the boot of a car so that he could romp with the mother to the heir to the throne.