Smuggling is the illegal transportation of goods or persons, such as out of a building, into a prison, or across an international border, in violation of applicable laws or other regulations.

There are various motivations to smuggle. These include the participation in illegal trade, such as in the drug trade, in illegal immigration or illegal emigration, tax evasion, providing contraband to a prison inmate, or the theft of the items being smuggled. Examples of non-financial motivations include bringing banned items past a security checkpoint (such as airline security) or the removal of classified documents from a government or corporate office.

Smuggling is a common theme in literature, from Bizet's Carmen to the James Bond books (and later films) Diamonds are Forever and Goldfinger.

Read more about Smugglers:  Etymology, History, Economics of Smuggling, Smuggling Methods, Legal Definition

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The Aldington Gang - The Gang's Activities
... Three groups of smugglers had gathered one to unload and transport the cargo and two groups of "Batmen", to protect the first ... as the main blockade force had been lured away by the smugglers ... Some smugglers used guns, although the shooting of the Revenue officer often roused the authorities to step up their efforts against smuggling ...
The Seven Stars Inn - History - Smugglers
... Robertsbridge itself was the site of a famous ambush, 30 smugglers assembled, fortified themselves with drink, and ambushed a wagon-load of seized contraband tea on Silver Hill, killing a ... found only one available bed, "all the rest were inhabited by smugglers" ...
Ley Tunnel - Subterranean Passages - Smugglers' Tunnels
... southern coast of England have a local legend of a smugglers' tunnel the entrances to most of the actual smuggler's tunnels have been lost or bricked up ... Beith in North Ayrshire was a notorious haunt of smugglers at one time, and legend has it that a tunnel ran from the town centre down to Kilbirnie Loch ...
The Smugglers (disambiguation)
... The Smugglers is a serial in the long-running British science fiction series Doctor Who ... The Smugglers may also refer to The Smugglers (band), a Canadian indie rock band Les Contrebandières, a 1967 French film a series of computer games produced by Niels ...
Smugglers' Notch - Area
... Smugglers' Notch namesake comes from the smugglers almost 200 years ago, who used the thick forest on the mountain range and the caves and caverns along the Long Trail to transport illegal ... Scenic Smugglers' Notch proper comprises the Sterling Mountain/Spruce Peak ridgeline to the east and Mount Mansfield to the west ... Vermont Route 108 winds through switchbacks below, connecting Smuggler's Notch Resort with adjacent Stowe Mountain Resort a few miles to the south ...