bootlegger

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bootlegger

noun black marketeer, contrabandist, gunrunner, illicit dealer, moonshiner, runner, smuggler
Associated concepts: prohibition, sale of intoxicating liquor
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Bootleggers / E-cigs are a substitute for traditional cigarettes for some smokers.
Moreover, the BJP veteran stayed at a hotel in Daman during his visit, which also belongs to an alleged bootlegger.
A second feature is that "bootleggers can rely on Baptists to monitor and enforce the restrictions that benefit bootleggers" (Yandle 1999c, 3).
He said the state government sometimes puts pressure on the bootleggers and cracks, at other times it relaxes and lets the trade flourish.
Police action is routinely detention, mostly before elections or festivals, with bootleggers later released.
Then, as the film is shown, staff wearing military nightvision goggles will scan the auditorium for bootleggers.
If successful, it will be the most ever seized from a bootlegger in Scotland.
SCOTS MP and former rock star Pete Wishart is spearheading a crackdown on music bootleggers.
POP legend David Bowie is to release two 'lost' albums next month - in a bid to beat the bootleggers.
BOOTLEGGERS are cashing in on Linda McCartney's death by flooding Britain with counterfeit CDs of her last songs.
Police arrested 17 bootleggers after a clampdown on counterfeiters outside a Spice Girls concert at Birmingham's NEC.
The classic coalition behind "blue laws" that ban liquor sales on Sunday consisted of Baptists, who didn't want anyone drinking on their day of rest, and bootleggers, who enjoyed windfall profits on Sundays.