Smuggling

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

Read more about SmugglingEtymology, History, Economics of Smuggling, Smuggling Methods, Legal Definition

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Charles Winters - Smuggling
... The three bombers smuggled by Winters were the only heavy bombers in the Israeli Air Force during the war, but were reportedly essential in turning the tide of war in Israel's favor ... In his diary on July 16, 1948, David Ben-Gurion noted their arrival in Israel, and mentioned that they had already been used for several bombing runs in Egypt ...
Smuggling - Legal Definition
... In popular perception smuggling is synonymous as illegal trade ... Even social scientists have misconstrued smuggling as illegal trade ... trade through customs stations is differently considered, and smuggling is defined as international trade through ‘unauthorized route’ ...
Ayhan Çarkın - Smuggling Ring
... that after a nine-month investigation they had uncovered a smuggling and bribery ring operating in Istanbul that dealt mostly with smuggling cigarettes ...
Australian Customs Service - Border Protection - People Smuggling
... the lead agency in the Australian government’s response to people smuggling and activities are often performed on the behalf of other agencies including Monitoring ...
Smuggling Interdiction And Trade Compliance
... The Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance Program is a component of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) ... The mission of the Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance Program is to detect and prevent the unlawful entry and distribution of prohibited and/or non-compliant products that may ...