|Contraband [ KON-truh'-band ]|
|[ noun, adjective ]|
|1. (n.) smuggled merchandise or anything which is prohibited by law from being imported or exported|
2. (n.) prohibited or illegal trade
3. (adj.) banned from export or import.
|USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :|
|A tourist was detained by the customs officer because of the contraband items in his suitcase.|