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trafficker

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime, Trade
traffickertraf‧fick‧er /ˈtræfɪkə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 SCCBBTsomeone who buys and sells illegal goods, especially drugs2 someone who takes people to another country and forces them to work
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traffickerThe blast came three months after the start of a determined government offensive against the country's cocaine traffickers.Shorter prison terms would be considered for traffickers who acknowledged their crimes, identified accomplices and turned over their assets.But without any national system, gun traffickers continue to make huge purchases in certain states for sale in illegal markets everywhere.Some worshipers wear designer jeans and expensive, crocodile-skin boots, the uniform of many traffickers.He said he had met Mounsey in prison and believed they were set up by the same gang of traffickers in Bangkok.In narcocorridos, the trafficker prevails, and crime pays.
From Longman Business Dictionarytraffickertraf‧fick‧er /ˈtræfɪkə-ər/ noun [countable] someone who buys and sells illegal goodsinternational traffickers in stolen art
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