smuggling


smuggling
noun
ADJECTIVE
illegal
cigarette, cocaine, diamond, drug, heroin, etc.
alien (AmE), human (esp. AmE), people (esp. BrE)

They have been charged with people/alien smuggling.

nuclear

policies to reduce the threat of nuclear smuggling

SMUGGLING + NOUN
attempt
gang (esp. BrE), operation, racket (esp. BrE), ring

The two sailors are caught up in a diamond-smuggling racket.

route
PREPOSITION
smuggling of

the smuggling of narcotics into the country


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