Translation of contraband in Spanish:
- 1.1 (goods) contrabando (masculine)Example sentences1.2 (smuggling) contrabando (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [tobacco/alcohol] de contrabando
- 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.
- On the contrary, the moment a book becomes illegal contraband it is suddenly all the more desirable.
- With legal imports in 1998 of $15 billion, contraband accounted for 25 percent of all imports.
- It survived on contraband and piracy, trading cattle, hides, sugar, tobacco, and foodstuffs directly with other nations.
- 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.
- But like drugs, and alcohol during Prohibition, black-market contraband always provides a means to acquire whatever is the forbidden fruit of the moment.
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