smuggling


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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.
See also: smuggle

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
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NCA officers arrested a 37-year-old man in Dunlane Close, Newport, Middlesbrough, on suspicion of people smuggling offences.
Federal Investigation Agency Director General Bashir Ahmed Memon admitted before the court that human smuggling is a pressing issue in Gujranwala.
The collector added that currently a suspect was being interrogated in connection with the smuggling bid.
Malik Tahir Javaid said that Smuggling is also encouraged by the large tax rates difference between neighbouring countries.
Detection of smuggling of gold through Indo- Myanmar border becomes difficult due to topography and porosity of the land border.
5 lakh US dollars, valued at about Rs 5 crore was seized near Siliguri by DRI Kolkata Zonal unit from a truck bound for Manipur for smuggling to Myanmar to purchase gold to be brought back by smuggling in to the country.
He added that this smuggling is costing the Lebanese treasury $200 million a year.
The driver has been referred to Dubai Public Prosecution to finish the investigation after being charged with possessing and smuggling heroin.
Connolly, of Hawkshead Street, was found to have benefited from the smuggling by PS348,705.
According to a report released by Abu Dhabi's Department of Finance (DoF), the General Administration of Customs foiled 2,940 smuggling attempts.
PESHAWAR -- The growing trend of smuggling on Pak-Afghan border has surpassed ratio of legal import while huge difference have been recorded between amount of goods and legally imported items which may affect the sale of imported goods, thus causing losses to the businessmen due to high ratio of smuggling.
Prosecutors charged the defendant with smuggling and possessing 477g of heroin with the intent to promote the drug in Dubai.
Smuggling is one of the world's oldest professions.
Muscat: Smuggling of counterfeit cigarettes leads to a revenue loss of nearly OMR3.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Cars and other vehicles used for smuggling diesel from Syria, where an ongoing civil war has made control of the Turkey-Syria border more challenging, has turned the AltynE[micro]zE- district of southern Hatay province into a cemetery for cars.