black market

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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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There are certain scenes in the book that are both remarkably telling and memorable: the city boy's discovery of squalid poverty in a village right outside Moscow; the apparatchik explaining to the na ve scientist that money means nothing in the Soviet economy; the black-marketer being shaken down by both the gangsters and police.
LARKANA -- The District and Sessions Judge/Justice of Peace, Larkana, Abdul Ghafoor Kalhoro Friday chaired the Price Control Committee (PCC) meeting and warned the hoarders, profiteers and black-marketers to avoid creating artificial shortage of the commodities, otherwise stern legal action would be initiated against them.
He directed administration of the bazaar that stern action should be taken against price-hikers and black-marketers.
The government would not leave the citizens at the whims of the hoarders and black-marketers.
With the intention of eventually rebuilding the theater, the troupe visits McKay Auditorium this month, with a collection of short plays called "Postcards," focusing on love, death, relationships, art - and Russian perfume black-marketers.