could you please tell me whether it is possible to use the word "smuggling" in the following sentence or whether there is a better expression:
The anti-theft system prevents thefts and smuggling material out of the plant. (smuggling meaning taking out of the plant without permit)
Thank you very much.
I would add the following "the" and "of". Not sure why, it sounds better.
The anti-theft system prevents thefts and the smuggling of
material out of the plant. (smuggling meaning taking out of the plant without permit)
I also prefer the following definition for the verb "to smuggle":
"If someone smuggles things or people into a place or out of it, they take them there illegally or secretly."
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