The patrons repaid the mob by buying cheap liquor at premium prices, along with bootleg cigarettes and sometimes drugs.
Some of them, we had no idea they existed—like the first bootleg Series that we put out a few years ago, The Personal File.
A far more serious case involved eight former and present cops charged with smuggling guns and bootleg cigarettes.
: a bottle of bootleg hooch
Whiskey illegally made or sold (1880s+)
[fr the idea of concealment in the upper part of one's boots]