What smuggle means?

transitive verb. 1 : to import or export secretly contrary to the law and especially without paying duties imposed by law. 2 : to convey or introduce surreptitiously.

How would you describe a smuggler?

verb (used with object), smug·gled, smug·gling. to import or export (goods) secretly, in violation of the law, especially without payment of legal duty.

What are illegal goods called?

Contraband (from Medieval French contrebande “smuggling”) refers to any item that, relating to its nature, is illegal to be possessed or sold.

What is the opposite of smuggle?

What is the opposite of smuggle?

disregard encourage
expose ignore
open release
reveal tell
uncover lay bare

What part of speech is smuggle?


part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: smuggles, smuggling, smuggled
definition 1: to import or export illegally, esp. without paying taxes or duties. They were smuggling fine art into the country. similar words: run

What is the verb form of smuggling?

smuggle. (transitive, intransitive) To import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties. (transitive) To bring in surreptitiously.

What is smuggler in Tagalog?

Translation for word Smuggler in Tagalog is : ismagler.

Why are things smuggled?

It typically occurs when either the customs duties are high enough to allow a smuggler to make a large profit on the clandestine goods or when there is a strong demand for prohibited goods, such as narcotics or weapons. Importation of certain items is prohibited for economic or political purposes.

Why did people smuggle in the 20th century?

In the early 20th century import duties on brandy, gin and cigarettes meant it was worth smuggling them. Then the increased demand for illegal drugs, and the huge amounts of money to be made, attracted smugglers.

How did the British punish smugglers?

When smugglers were caught, they were often freed by sympathetic American juries. Smuggling became commonplace. The British estimated that over £700,000 per year were brought into the American colonies illegally. Soon England began to try offenders in admiralty courts, which had no juries.

What did the smugglers smuggle?

The main items smuggled in the 18th century were tea, wine, spirits and lace. In 1784 the Prime Minister, William Pitt the Younger, suggested that of the 13 million pounds (weight) of tea consumed in Britain, only 5.5 million had been brought in legally.

Why was there an increase in smuggling?

Causes of the increase in the crime of smuggling Smuggled goods were popular with people as they were usually cheaper than legally imported goods. People did not tend to see smuggling as a serious crime. Local people supported smuggling. Smuggling was also quite exciting and was a quick way to make money.

How was smuggling in the 18th century similar to smuggling in the 20th century?

were smuggled such as tea, brandy and silk. This is similar to the twentieth century except that it is more likely to be cigarettes, as well as alcohol and clothes that are smuggled. goods people wanted were increased, it made them more profitable for them to be smuggled. 1.

What did the British smuggle and sell?

In the 18th century, tea, tobacco, spices, silks, and spirits were smuggled into England in quantities exceeding those brought in legitimately. In the second half of the 20th century, such drugs as heroin, cocaine, and cannabis were products for smuggling worldwide.

What is the best solution for smuggling?

There are three principal best practice approaches to combating migrant smuggling: law enforcement activities; educational programs; and efforts to protect the rights of those who have been smuggled. Law Enforcement. Law enforcement strategies have been a mixture of disruption and deterrence.

What are the measures to check smuggling?

Giving money in cash or in gifts, providing help in elections, marriages etc., arranging foreign trips are some of the methods used by the organised smugglers to secure protection and avoid arrest and conviction.