Noun(1) goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
Adjective(1) distributed or sold illicitly
(1) The practice is certainly not confined to housewives buying more sugar to fill up their pantry, nor to small-time smugglers holding contraband merchandise in mountain-caves.(2) It is thought this could take anywhere between three and 10 days to complete given the size of the ship and its cargo, which is perfect for hiding contraband .(3) Warden replied that forfeiture ├ö├ç├┐typically extends to the proceeds of some crime or contraband .├ö├ç├û(4) Buying and selling contraband , falsifying documentation to achieve employment, evading taxes, and paying bribes to public officials are socially accepted behaviors.(5) But like drugs, and alcohol during Prohibition, black-market contraband always provides a means to acquire whatever is the forbidden fruit of the moment.(6) An initial contingent of 300 forest rangers is being sent into the woods, to be deployed along the country's borders, particularly with Pakistan, where most of the contraband timber is sold.(7) ├ö├ç├┐I'm convinced that such illegal activities will cease as soon as the police arrest the contraband mafia bosses,├ö├ç├û she said.(8) Other government figures said the dispatch of soldiers to the border was to curb contraband traffic in the region.(9) I have researched contraband caviar in Azerbaijan, in Astrakhan, and Moscow and have seen the toll it took on depleting fish stocks.(10) Most were arrested for prostitution, selling contraband cigarettes and working illegally.(11) It means that if a policeman tries to use illegally obtained contraband as evidence to charge a suspect, the court will readily strike down such illicit evidence.(12) In 1728 Spain founded the Caracas Company to combat this contraband and to control exports to Spain from the region.(13) Although I may agree that criminalizing alcohol was ridiculous, I cannot sanction the support that people gave criminal enterprises through their contraband purchases.(14) Many of the goods she sells are contraband items smuggled in from The Gambia (about 30 kilometers to the south).(15) Those people were processed to make sure they had no weapons, no illicit dugs, no alcohol, no contraband , and then they were escorted back into the building.(16) He added that trained police dogs have long been a presence in Army prisons, where they are used for sniffing out narcotics and other contraband among the prisoners, and, occasionally, for riot control.
(1) contraband :: smokkel
2. black-market ::
3. bootleg ::
4. under the counter ::
onder die toonbank
5. illegal ::
6. illicit ::
7. unlawful ::
11. forbidden ::
12. hot ::
14. illegal traffic ::
15. black marketeering ::
17. the black market ::
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