Smuggling has become very common. It is one of the biggest evils of modern times. It means to carry things illegally into or out of a country, or through customs without paying the duty. Sometimes in one country a thing is cheaper than it is in another country. Usually, there are restrictions on the transfer of such things bu the smugglers take the risk and continue their business. They carry cheap things to a country where they are sold at high prices. The favourite articles of a smuggler are gold, silver, opium, charas radios, transistors, watches, fountain pens. tape-recorders and costly cloth of superior quality. Despite different efforts to check this evil, it could not be removed.
There are the causes of smuggling. First, the desire to become rich overnight works at the root of smuggling. This is an age of competition and a man is judged by his wealth. So, everybody wishes to be richer than the other. Legal business yields money but slowly. Smuggling is risky but it brings in money in no time. Secondly, there is a great difference between the price of a thing in one country and its price in the other. Prices of gold, silver and opium especially very at different palaces. Smuggling promises large amounts of profits. Thirdly, the corrupt officers accept bribes and let the smugglers, escape. In case of any danger, they resign and start living independently. In this way, smugglers go seat free. They are never caught and punished.
The real and most dangerous enemies of a country are smugglers. They cause a great loss to the national resources country flows to the other. Smuggling of gold decreases the gold reserve in a country. This bad practice of smuggling also creates many evils. The smuggler offer large bribes to the Custom Officers and to Police Officers. Some are tempted and help the smugglers by ignoring them. The prices of the things smuggled to other countries, rise up. A smuggler is the worst sort of man because he · does not spare even his country. They put their country into trouble . and all the progress is checked.
It is very important to stop smuggling and the smugglers should be awarded capital punishment. The staff custom and police on the borders should be very active, dutiful loyal and honest. The people living near border should co-operate with the government. We should avoid buying of smuggled things on a low rate. We should at once inform the government if we learn that such and such person is taking part in smuggling. The country like ours cannot offered smuggling. We should leave no stone unturned to uproot this evil.