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In 2013, smugglers in São Paulo were all set to ship a huge cache of fossils out of the Santos Harbor, but before they could, local police swooped in and recovered the contraband.
SMUGGLERS ALMOST MADE OFF WITH A NEAR-COMPLETE FOSSIL OF A BIZARRE FLYING REPTILEHANNAH SEOAUGUST 26, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
I once tried to send a bracelet to my friend in a letter, but those items are considered “contraband” and are not allowed out.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
These contraband networks — the smuggled molasses that played a role in the American Revolution — also worked as avenues for news.
STEREOTYPES ABOUT HAITI ERASE THE LONG HISTORY OF U.S.-HAITI TIESROBERT TABERJULY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Ironically, the data indicates that, in many cases, those more likely to be targeted are less likely to have contraband or to have broken laws.
WANT TO IMPROVE POLICE STOP DISPARITIES? HOLD THE CHIEF RESPONSIBLE FOR ADDRESSING THEM.CHRIS BREWSTERJUNE 23, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Then came a half-century where the bookstores and theaters had nothing but l’art de la femme, and old-­timers like you swapped drives full of contraband hip-hop and novels with the corners worn off.
DARK SPACES ON THE MAPKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
A lawyer for the Department of Corrections denied those claims of mistreatment and said the search was necessary to keep the facility safe from contraband.
THE WAY PRISONERS FLAG GUARD ABUSE, INADEQUATE HEALTH CARE AND UNSANITARY CONDITIONS IS BROKENBY SHANNON HEFFERNAN, WBEZDECEMBER 2, 2020PROPUBLICA
Newsham said no contraband was found and no serious crimes had been reported in the area at the time.
POLICE VIDEO SHOWS FATAL CRASH AS D.C. OFFICERS ATTEMPT TO STOP MOPED DRIVERPETER HERMANN, JUSTIN JOUVENAL, JULIE ZAUZMEROCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
So far as the right or wrong of having contraband whisky was concerned, I don't think any one gave it a second thought.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He accuses the latter of various illegal and crafty acts, among them sending contraband gold and jewels to Mexico.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
The progress of the woollen manufactures of Ireland excited even more alarm and indignation than the contraband trade with France.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTRABAND

  • actionable
  • banned
  • black-market
  • bootleg
  • contraband
  • criminal
  • crooked
  • extralegal
  • felonious
  • forbidden
  • heavy
  • hot
  • illegitimate
  • illicit
  • irregular
  • lawless
  • not approved
  • not legal
  • outside the law
  • prohibited
  • prosecutable
  • racket
  • shady
  • smuggled
  • sub rosa
  • taboo
  • unauthorized
  • unconstitutional
  • under the table
  • unlawful
  • unlicensed
  • unofficial
  • unwarrantable
  • unwarranted
  • verboten
  • violating
  • wildcat
  • wrongful
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