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    smuggling

    Hi,

    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.

    Hanka

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    Re: smuggling

    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 would add the following "the" and "of". Not sure why, it sounds better.

    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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