Daily English 1185 - Smuggling Across Borders
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Christina: What is the holdup? There are cars backed up for half a mile.
Harry: I bet the border patrol is looking for smugglers.
Christina: Do you really think so? I wonder if there could be a drug mule in one of these cars carrying illegal drugs.
Harry: It might be drugs, but it could be any kind of contraband. I’ve heard that there’s a problem with gunrunning and other kinds of arms trafficking across these borders.
Christina: Maybe they’re looking for people trying to sneak into this country without permission.
Harry: Or they could be looking for people trying to import exotic species without permission.
Christina: What kinds of exotic species?
Harry: Plants and animals that aren’t allowed to be brought into this country, at least not without quarantine.
Christina: Plants? You mean like these herb plants I bought?
Harry: I doubt if they’re prohibited. Wait, you can’t leave the car!
Christina: What if this is contraband and they catch me with it?
Harry: They’ll confiscate it and send us on our way.
Christina: Are you sure?
Harry: Sure, I’m sure. They’d be much more interested in the bats I’m smuggling in my pants anyway.
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