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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.
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 will be a starting fund as a reward for witnesses to come forward and identify smugglers," Villar said in a press conference.
Agence France Presse (AFP) has spoken with some of the smugglers as they loaded up their boats in Oman's Khasabport.
Some 13 weapons were seized from the smugglers, he pointed out.
563, Hunter said, "Agents Compean and Ramos fulfilled their responsibilities as Border Patrol agents and rightfully pursued a suspected and fleeing drug smuggler.
Further describing the incident, the police said, "The attempt was thwarted but all other smugglers except the one shot dead managed to flee.
In the intervening night of February 19 and 20, based on tip-off, an ambush was placed in the area of Border Out Post Barreke along the border security fence to nab smugglers.
According to official sources, in the exchange of fire in the Siyah Reg area of Nokkundi a few smugglers managed flee after torching their drugs-loaded vehicle.
However, when our men got to Abule-Egba and wanted to make arrest, the smugglers had mobilised a mob around the overhead bridge to attack our men.
Road near Gondal Mandi spotted a drug smuggler and recovered one kg hashish.
between a joint security and military patrol and smugglers aboard 6 cars in the buffer zone of Remada in Tataouine, said spokesman for the Defence Ministry Belhassen Oueslati.
We never actually saw the head of the people smuggler organization because communication always goes through a middleman.
AL-HODEIDA, July 23 -- A Sudanese family of six was being held by a smuggler in Al-Lohia, Hodeida when four of the six family members were able to escape and inform the authorities.
Hamid, a long-time drug smuggler, told Reuters, "Why smuggle opium when you can earn as much money by smuggling diesel?
Most of these large houses owned by the smuggler community had garages with space to park two or three vehicles on the land side and space to moor a motor boat on the sea side.
His complaint alleges that Sutton issued "willfully misleading" statements to the jury that convicted the two men of wrongfully shooting at a drug smuggler attempting to cross into the United States.