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March 4, 2014

A Man From Norway Who Tried To Smuggle Very Bizzare Cargo


Smuggling is the illegal transportation of goods or persons, such as out of a building, into a prison, or across an international border, in violation of applicablelaws or other regulations.

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There are various motivations to smuggle. These include the participation in illegal trade, such as in the drug trade, in illegal immigration or illegal emigration, tax evasion, providing contraband to a prison inmate, or the theft of the items being smuggled. Examples of non-financial motivations include bringing banned items past a security checkpoint (such as airline security) or the removal of classified documents from a government or corporate office.

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Smuggling in literature is a common theme, from Bizet’s Carmen to the James Bondbooks (and later films) Diamonds are Forever and Goldfinger.


From Low German schmuggeln or Dutch smokkelen (=”to transport (goods) illegally”), apparently a frequentative formation of a word meaning “to sneak” most likely entered the English Language during the 1600 – 1700s

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Smuggling has a long and controversial history, probably dating back to the first time at which duties were imposed in any form, or any attempt was made to prohibit a form of traffic.

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In England smuggling first became a recognised problem in the 13th century, following the creation of a national customs collection system by Edward I in 1275. Medieval smuggling tended to focus on the export of highly taxed export goods — notably wool and hides. Merchants also, however, sometimes smuggled other goods to circumvent prohibitions or embargoes on particular trades.

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