Has anyone given you contraband to bring into the United States?
He was convicted of perjury, served 30 days, and went back to a swashbuckling career in contraband.
Profiteers of every stripe were involved in the contraband cotton trade, including many army officers.
A CBP dog sniffs around for contraband like drugs, food, weapons, people.
Yazbek says no one takes names, and no one checks for weapons or other contraband.
The servant included in the above pass was a "contraband," picked up in Washington for the trip.
Of this state of things we were informed by a contraband we chanced to meet.
He listened to me with great impatience, and asked if my father still pursued his contraband trade.
He wanted its earrings—they were contraband of war, I suppose.
Third, neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under an enemy's flag.
1520s, "smuggling;" 1590s, "smuggled goods;" from Middle French contrebande "a smuggling," from older Italian contrabando (modern contrabbando) "unlawful dealing," from Latin contra "against" (see contra) + Medieval Latin bannum, from Frankish *ban "a command" or some other Germanic source (see ban (v.)).
Goods illegally transported across borders to avoid the payment of taxes.