"All I ask for is a tall ship...and a load of contraband to fill it with."
– Quark, 2372 ("Little Green Men")

Smuggling was an illegal transport, in particular across a border where taxes were avoided, the goods themselves being illegal for unlicensed possession or people were transported to a place where they were not allowed to be. (DS9: "Honor Among Thieves") Those who engaged in smuggling were called smugglers.

Smuggling activities aboard DS9Edit

By the 24th century, the Orion Syndicate included among its principal activities smuggling, piracy, slave trading, and assassination. (DS9: "Honor Among Thieves")

During the Occupation of Bajor Razka Karn had been a smuggler. (DS9: "Indiscretion")

In 2369 Quark became involved with Rao Vantika who had taken over Bashir's body in a smuggling operation. (DS9: "The Passenger")

In late 2369/early 2370, Quark helped expose a defective isolinear rod smuggling operation run by a group of Subytts. (DS9: "The Homecoming")

In 2370 Xepolites were involving in smuggling of weapons to Cardassian colonists in the Demilitarized Zone. (DS9: "The Maquis, Part II")

Also that year, Jean-Luc Picard used the alias of "Galen", claiming to be a long-time smuggler. (TNG: "Gambit, Part II")

In 2372 Regana Tosh was a member of the Markalian species who worked for the Markalian smuggling operation. He was arrested by Odo. (DS9: "Hippocratic Oath")

In 2372 Odo arrested Quark for attempted kemocite smuggling. (DS9: "Little Green Men")

In 2372, a Boslic freighter was involved in a contraband smuggling operation uncovered by Klingon-turned-Bajoran officer Kurn. (DS9: "Sons of Mogh")

In 2372 Kasidy Yates accepted sole responsibility for her ship's smuggling activities, and after allowing her crew to rejoin the Maquis she returned to Deep Space 9 to face punishment. She was sent to prison for her actions. (DS9: "For the Cause")

In 2374, Zevian authorities requested information on a smuggling ring from the security office at Deep Space 9. (DS9: "His Way")

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