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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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Haggling with Russian black marketeers, I picked up one valuable lesson from these Winter Olympics.
Partly shot in Dubai, it will take in cybercriminals in India, black marketeers in Zagreb, druglords in Colombia and Bedouin smugglers in the Negev desert.
He perhaps would have been alive today had he known that one day the black marketeers in this country would get their 'Acche-din', with "total confidentiality ensured"
The shocking discovery comes as overseas black marketeers flood the UK with counterfeit characters from the movie.
The chief minister's off-the-cuff remarks have come at the time when the Centre has asked the state governments to crack down on hoarders and black marketeers to rein in price rise and inflation in the country.
Congress always tried to reduce inflation but because of hoarders and black marketeers there is artificial inflation.
That is not, however, a large increase over the 46 black marketeers he said had been arrested as of the first week of October.
The beating Conor took came after a catalogue of crime in the Czech capital, which included him: being sold bogus cocaine by a drug dealer; having his pocket picked by a prostitute; being short-changed by black marketeers, and being charged three times the normal rate by a taxi driver.
Many will have little chance of getting into games after sponsors and corporate clients have taken the lion's share of seats, leaving fans at the mercy of black marketeers.
Quoting a speech by Mr Jinnah he said the first duties of a government were to maintain law and order, tackle corruption and black marketeers, improve religious tolerance and end nepotism and poverty.
The black marketeers will make millions of pounds from this tax hike.
It will do nothing for the nation's health but will be a real gift to black marketeers peddling counterfeit tobacco products.
Greater restrictions would provide incentives for illegal operators to remain, while less restrictive regulation would discourage black marketeers, but at the price of increasing the number of users and problem users.
Indeed, one can imagine black marketeers and smugglers buying where grain is available and transporting it to sell to countries where it is not.