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Smuggling

The secretive transportation of goods in violation of law or regulation. For example, one may smuggle drugs or other illegal goods. Alternately, one may smuggle legal goods by taking them to a prohibited area (such as a prison) or by not following applicable rules (such as not paying a tariff).
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He said he also unearthed a gang of smugglers who used to import electronic goods from China and later changed them with stones and marbles evading millions of rupees taxes.
And the smugglers constantly maintain communication with them.
To celebrate the Guinness World Record, The Smugglers Cove is throwing a huge rum party on September 4, to which they are giving away 151 tickets, as well as a year's supply of rum for one lucky winner.
Giving details of the incident, Rao told the media that the police launched combing operation in the forest area last night on receiving information that nearly 200 smugglers were cutting down the sandal wood trees.
Some policemen were also injured in the encounter with the smugglers.
According to eyewitness testimony collected by the International Organization of Migration (IOM), at this point a "violent argument" broke out, with the smugglers "yelling and throwing sticks at the migrants.
This does not represent an increase on previous years and is clearly not a deterrent for smugglers.
Tactical operations are being mounted to foil the attempts of smugglers during harvesting season.
Security source told NINA that smugglers tried to enter Iraqi territories, coming from Syrian territories, near Qa'im district, in far western Anbar province, but border force encountered them and prevent them from entering into Iraq.
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.
But the smuggling from Iran has soared since the collapse of the rial last year made the markup smugglers could charge--more than 700 per cent--so lucrative they couldn't pass up the opportunity.
Jazan, Rabi'I 21, 1434, Feb 2, 2013, SPA -- Border Guard Command in Jazan region announced today the martyrdom of the border guard soldier Abdul-Baqi bin Obaidan Al-Mutani, when he was shot by a group of smugglers while performing his daily work tasks.