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diplomatic pouch

Syllabification: dip·lo·mat·ic pouch

Definition of diplomatic pouch in English:

noun

North American
A container in which official mail is sent to or from an embassy without being subject to customs inspection.
Example sentences
  • Indeed a deal was struck with the German Nazis giving their agents freedom of movement in Argentina, false IDs and use of the Argentinian diplomatic pouch.
  • Drugs are reportedly exported through China and Russia to Asia and Europe via government trading companies, diplomatic pouches, and commercial cargo.
  • Officials at Gatwick Airport were surprised to discover heroin spilling out a diplomatic pouch destined for Sierra Leone's high commission in London.

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