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Synonyms for contraband

Synonyms for contraband

goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law

distributed or sold illicitly

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This is a prodigious security against a direct contraband with foreign countries; but a circuitous contraband to one State, through the medium of another, would be both easy and safe.
It couldn't be called light, as there were bars and a grating to the window; which little precautions were necessary in the studies on the ground-floor looking out into the close, to prevent the exit of small boys after locking up, and the entrance of contraband articles.
Shaken out of destiny's dice-box into the company of a mere smuggler;--shut up with a poor little contraband trader, whose papers are wrong, and whom the police lay hold of besides, for placing his boat (as a means of getting beyond the frontier) at the disposition of other little people whose papers are wrong; and he instinctively recognises my position, even by this light and in this place.
In his hand he swayed a ferule, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.
ISLAMABAD -- A flight attendant of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was detained in Paris, France after authorities seized contraband from his possession.
ISLAMABAD: After contraband was recovered from a flight attendant of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in Paris, France, a spokesperson of PIA stated that security was not the responsibility of the airline, however, he expressed shock over how the contraband was taken to the aircraft despite security checks.
as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized at Mission Institution, a medium security unit.
QUETTA -- The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) organised and event to torch nearly 300 tonnes of contraband seized by the force over the course of one year.
On search of bus the team recovered huge packets containing contraband Charas hidden beneath the driver's seat.
SUKKUR -- Pakistan Customs Sukkur has seized around 195 kg of fine quality charas after recovering the contraband item from a Toyota car No.
Customs on Friday seized 90 cartons of contraband cigarettes and two kilos of tobacco, found in a car driven by a Syrian man in Limassol.
The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) will impose stricter security measures following the recovery of contraband inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
In the past, we as corrections professionals had to deal with people outside our facilities smuggling in contraband through rather creative ways.
When you hear about contraband in the news, the typical thought concerns illicit drugs or weapons, a drug ring or cartel using proceeds to fund terrorism or the like.
Phones can be hard to find, and there's a lot of money in introducing contraband," said Terry Pelz, a prison consultant and former warden who advocates tougher punishments for guards caught with contraband.