Translation of contraband in Spanish:

contraband

contrabando, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑntrəˌbænd//ˈkɒntrəband/

noun

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    (goods)
    contrabando masculine
    • They will search every compartment and void looking for contraband, weapons… anything that is not supposed to be there.
    • He added that trained police dogs have long been a presence in Army prisons, where they are used for sniffing out narcotics and other contraband among the prisoners, and, occasionally, for riot control.
    • But 90 per cent of those polled also backed random searches for contraband - and educational authorities are making moves to ‘get tough in the war on drugs’.
    • There is no doubt that without the dogs some of that contraband would go on down the road.
    • If they catch me, I'll flee across the Mexican border with my truckload of contraband.
    • Their assignment is to inspect the vast underbelly of a Greek freighter anchored in New York Bay for possible signs of contraband.
    • At a frontier, one's personal belongings are subject to scrutiny, one's suitcases opened and searched for contraband, and one's passport examined to ensure that one's credentials are in order, and all this is done by a customs officer.
    • Those people were processed to make sure they had no weapons, no illicit dugs, no alcohol, no contraband, and then they were escorted back into the building.
    • He carries concealed contraband, which he sneaks into the country in order to avoid inspection by the U.S. Customs Service.
    • With legal imports in 1998 of $15 billion, contraband accounted for 25 percent of all imports.
    • It is thought this could take anywhere between three and 10 days to complete given the size of the ship and its cargo, which is perfect for hiding contraband.
    • The tip-off led to the discovery of an illegal cigarette importation racket and a large quantity of contraband was seized.
    • Buying and selling contraband, falsifying documentation to achieve employment, evading taxes, and paying bribes to public officials are socially accepted behaviors.
    • It means that if a policeman tries to use illegally obtained contraband as evidence to charge a suspect, the court will readily strike down such illicit evidence.
    • As the search team finds contraband, evidence, or illegal weapons, they will evacuate each item to the detention/collection team, which should locate somewhere near the entry point.
    • Apart from fishery protection duties naval ships carry out a variety of other tasks including search and rescue operations and the inspection of craft suspected of carrying illegal drugs or other contraband.
    • Wisconsin upheld a regulation that allowed probation officers to search probationers based on ‘reasonable grounds’ to believe contraband is present.
    • I thought it might have been gold or contraband of some kind in relation to this matter.
    • The ability to detect drugs and other unauthorised items will be improved, notably by the provision of a more effective searching procedure to be used where it is reasonably believed that a prisoner is concealing contraband.
    • On the contrary, the moment a book becomes illegal contraband it is suddenly all the more desirable.
    • But like drugs, and alcohol during Prohibition, black-market contraband always provides a means to acquire whatever is the forbidden fruit of the moment.
    • Knowing Rory, he probably ran a little contraband on the side, but the authorities often turn a blind eye to small scale smuggling.
    • It survived on contraband and piracy, trading cattle, hides, sugar, tobacco, and foodstuffs directly with other nations.
    • Although the gangs were predominantly comprised of labourers or artisans, who regarded the practice as a legitimate part of the local economy, the contraband reached all sections of society.
    • With caves, coves and beaches round the island, there was many a hiding place for smugglers, and contraband was a way of life on Portland - with even the man employed by the government to put a stop to the practice deeply involved.
    • The contraband at park headquarters has a market value totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    • This amount would be equal to that received from the transit and contraband of all merchandise.
    • The proceeds of the drugs trade or other contraband finance organised crime groups.
    • In 1728 Spain founded the Caracas Company to combat this contraband and to control exports to Spain from the region.
    • Membership has instead arguably contributed to a growth in the shadow economy, and most notably, contraband, due to tax harmonization.
    • Casey, thank you for that report, a report of success in dealing with the contraband and the smugglers in the weaponry for global terrorism.
    • Their political power is tied to networks of corruption and contraband.
    • Warden replied that forfeiture ‘typically extends to the proceeds of some crime or contraband.’
    • You need to discuss your rights to living in an environment free of contraband and illegal activity, your right to privacy, and the need for a fair and sanctioned visitation policy.
    • ‘If his business is clean, we can dismiss the usual explanations of narcotics, contraband or human trafficking,’ he said.
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    (smuggling)
    contrabando masculine
    (alcohol/tobacco) (before noun) de contrabando