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Synonyms for black market

people who engage in illicit trade

an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls

deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

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Some of the phones never arrived at all--most likely pirated by black marketeers adept at fencing Western technology.
Apart from the black marketeers, everyone had nothing: poor, middle class, upper class.
Eduardo Filippo's comic drama about black marketeers in World War II Naples; runs through Oct.
IAEA officials told a technical meeting Iran had indicated to international black marketeers Tehran would purchase tens of thousands of magnets for sophisticated P-2 centrifuges that can enrich uranium to bomb-grade levels.
And if black marketeers had wanted to print tickets for any other Champions League game, all they had to do was change the name of the team.
Beyond the recent arrests of 75 dissidents sentenced to as many as 28 years in jail and the executions of three hijackers who tried to commandeer a passenger ferry to Florida, the government also has cracked down on black marketeers and conducted raids allegedly in search of drugs.
Along the way, the three men encounter ineffectual authorities, black marketeers, romantic brigands, bandits, hordes of war orphans and a few dedicated caretakers.
The author tells us it is simply a matter of supply and demand, with nuclear black marketeers actively establishing connections between likely end-users and would-be sellers.
Goods seized by Customs may have been stolen or fraudulently taken from warehouses and sold on by black marketeers, according to the report.
Fortunately, Soler had anticipated trouble and had made arrangements for black marketeers to smuggle out the footage he already had.
While bemoaning their lack of power to catch the really big fish, especially zaibatsu firms, many police made their living by extorting "exemptions" from black marketeers in return for looking the other way.
While the locals appreciate Haarmann's fresh supply of meat, his neighbor Frau Lindner is suspicious and complains to the police, who fail to investigate because Haarmann is helping them capture black marketeers.
Yet it must be one of the few places where, as a tourist, you feel safe on the streets and even the black marketeers who sidle up to you trying to flog you cigars in the centre of Havana are unthreatening.
They are not drawn to the cinemas, vaudeville theaters, night cafes, and the Sportpalast any more, unlike the feasting black marketeers, burned-out proletarians, and female street-workers who came in from the cold because they were competitors on the labor and love market; instead, today they have an academic degree, an odd job in a trendy bar, and write novels, presumably on the triumphs and failings in the metropolis.
Last November, Americans led "Project Sapkphire," a top-secret operation in Kazakhstan that retrieved 600 kilograms of highly enriched uranium--enough to make several dozen nuclear weapons--and moved it to the Oak Ridge facility in Tennessee, where black marketeers, terrorists and rogue states like Iran can't touch it.