Smuggling sentence example

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  • This is one of our smuggling routes.
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  • Newport became the centre of an extensive business in piracy, privateering, smuggling, and legitimate trade.
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  • The statute of 1630 forbidding the exportation of wool, followed by the Plague of 1665, led to a serious trade depression, while the former enactment resulted in the vast smuggling trade which spread along the coast, 40,000 packs of wool being smuggled to Calais from Kent and Sussex in two years.
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  • The English retaliated by armed smuggling voyages.
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  • A marine force was raised to stop smuggling; and the subtraction of coal during coaling operations was stopped by drastic legislation.
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  • The complete control of the seaboard by European powers has rendered the smuggling of slaves to Arabia and Persia a difficult and dangerous occupation.
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  • There is a steady export of coal, and the harbour is provided with a wet dock and patent slip. In smuggling days the "Canty carles" of Dysart were professed "free traders."
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  • Regular trade - though rendered attractive by smuggling - and pearl gathering and similar operations which were spiced with risk, were open in vain to them, and in the absence of any domestic life, a hand-tomouth system of supply and demand rooted out gradually the prudence which accompanies any mode of settled existence.
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  • He had already gained a reputation in his narrow circle as a keen debater and a jovial companion, and it is said that he had several smuggling adventures.
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  • As a port it was notorious for its smuggling and illicit trade.
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  • The burden of defence could no longer be sustained; piracy and smuggling became so common that the company was compelled to appeal to the states-general for aid.
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  • Forbidden to export it, or to work it up profitably at home, they took to smuggling, for which the indented coast gave great facilities.
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  • Slow as the Spanish government was to move, and obstinately as it clung to old ways, it was forced to remove restrictions on trade, largely by the discovery that it could not prevent smuggling, which was, in fact, carried on with the connivance of its own corrupt officials.
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  • Some attention was attracted to this arrangement when in 1906 it was asserted that Russia, under pretext of stopping the smuggling of arms into Finland, was massing considerable naval and military forces at the islands.
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  • As it was, land became almost the only property, and the necessity of producing wool for smuggling kept the country in grass.
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  • It was a notorious place for smuggling under the Embargo Acts of 1807 and 1808.
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  • The salt of the Dead Sea is collected and sold in Jerusalem; smuggling of salt (which in Turkey is a government monopoly) is a regular occupation of the Bedouin.
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  • But the European wars of the 18th century had little effect on Mexico, save that the privileges of trade given to Great Britain by the treaty of Utrecht facilitated smuggling.
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  • The limit of taxation and restriction is the point at which too great encouragement is given to smuggling.
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  • The arrangement is altogether abnormal, and was consented to by the Portuguese government in 1887 to assist the Chinese authorities in the suppression of opium smuggling.
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  • Diplomats estimate Baghdad garners $ 2bn a year by smuggling crude oil over its borders, charging buyers illegal surcharges and demanding kickbacks.
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  • By 1994, the KDP had established a modus vivendi with the Ba'athist regime - it had become the chief conduit for oil smuggling.
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  • Whilst the village parson would often engage in illicit smuggling, other smugglers too were not quite what they seemed.
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  • With smuggling revenue exploding, and borders increasingly porous, the Iraqi regime -- if not the Iraqi people -- is doing better economically.
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  • It will also have exclusive purview over the detention and repatriation of those guilty of human smuggling.
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  • Four thousand artifacts were also stolen from regional museums, some by organized smuggling rackets.
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  • Some miners used this as an excuse for smuggling contraband tobacco underground.
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  • This wiped out the illegal smuggling trade virtually overnight.
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  • Since the middle of the, 9th century, indeed, much of it has run in the most questionable channels; the nefarious coolie traffic gradually increased in extent and in cruelty from about 1848 till it was prohibited in 1874, and much of the actual trade is more or less of the nature of smuggling.
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  • [This last passage is specially directed against taxes which are expensive to collect, or discourage trade, or offer temptation to smuggling, or subject people to frequent visits of the tax-gatherer.] These maxims have commanded universal assent, as they are obviously the common sense of the subject.
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  • Following the March 2000 Budget, the Government set out plans to tackle tobacco smuggling.
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  • Murder, jewel smuggling and romance all collide in a whacky story that will doubtlessly hold appeal for Stephanie Plum 's fans.
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  • Because heroin is not typically grown domestically, it must be smuggled into the U.S. Smuggling used to be as simple as packing it into luggage, shipping it in containers, or bringing it by courier.
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  • This five-time Oscar winner stars Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider trying to figure out who is smuggling drugs in their city.
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  • Sciacca spent six years in prison in the 90s after being caught smuggling drugs onto a train in Miami.
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  • The Millenium Falcon, perhaps because of the excessive modifications to make her more suitable for smuggling goods, has an unfortunate propensity for breaking down at dramatically useful moments.
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  • The transport vessel was ideal for smuggling (and is often compared to the Millenium Falcon) as well as basic transport (including live animals).
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  • Han won the Correlian smuggling vessel in a game of chance against Lando Calrissian.
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  • Johannesburg had the greatest difficulty in smuggling in and distributing the rifles with which the insurgents were to be armed.
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  • His ancestors in the 18th century had sent recruits to the famous brigade of Irish exiles in the service of France,' and those who remained at home either lived as tenants on the possessions of which they had once been lords, or gradually made money by smuggling, a very general calling in that wild region.
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  • From early manhood a disciple of Mazzini and affiliated to the Giovane Italia, he took an active part in the Mazzinian conspiracies and was nearly captured by the Austrians while smuggling arms into Milan.
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  • The coast of Alaska offers exceptional facilities for smuggling, and liquor has always been very plentiful; juries have steadily refused to convict offenders, and treasury officials have regularly collected revenue from saloons existing in defiance of law.
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  • Through deliberate acts or neglect or both, Imperial Tobacco is facilitating tobacco smuggling and managing the black market in its products.
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  • The appearance last week of a poster campaign announcing a clampdown on cigarette smuggling revealed an ominous trend.
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  • He made millions, or perhaps billions, of dollars smuggling cocaine into the United States.
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  • Joan clears Ray over the smuggling by saying that she personally searched him and found no contraband.
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  • They survive by the father smuggling contraband across the mine infested border.
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  • It will also help to tackle the people smuggling gangs who exploit those hoping for a better life.
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  • Autobiography Sandra Gregory was caught smuggling heroin through Bangkok airport in 1993.
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  • But the financial situation was desperate; the federal revenue, mostly from customs - which were evaded by extensive smuggling - was not half the expenditure; and Indian revolts in Yucatan (1847-1850) and in the Sierra Gorda had added to the strain.
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  • This last is a government monopoly, but illicit manufacture and smuggling are highly organized.
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  • It was greatly stimulated American g 9 Y g Y during the Spanish-American revolutions (the Lima and Panama trade dating from about 1813), for, as the Californian authorities practically ignored the law, smuggling was unnecessary; this was, indeed, much greater after 1822 under the high duties (in 1836-1840 generally about loo %) of the Mexican tariffs.
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  • Fifteen or sixteen years later it was repeatedly pointed out to the authorities that the revenues from the customs of the Persian Gulf would be much increased if control were exercised at all the ports, particularly the small ones where smuggling was being carried on on a large scale, and in 1883 the shah decided upon the acquisition of four or five steamers, one to be purchased yearly, and instructed the late Au Kuli Khan, Mukhber ad-daulah, minister of telegraphs, to obtain designs and estimates from British and German firms. The tender of a well-known German firm at Bremerhaven was finally accepted, and one of the ministers sons then residing in Berlin made the necessary contracts for the first steamer.
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