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contraband

noun [U] uk   /ˈkɒn.trə.bænd/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/
goods that are brought into or taken out of the country secretly and illegally: The lorry contained thousands of pounds worth of contraband.
contraband
adjective uk   us  
contraband cigarettes/goods
Translations of “contraband”
in Spanish contrabando…
in French contrebande…
in German die Schmuggelware…
in Chinese (Traditional) 違禁品, 走私貨…
in Russian контрабанда…
in Turkish kaçak/sirkat eşya/mal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 违禁品, 走私货…
in Polish kontrabanda, towary z przemytu…
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