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Allanea
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Capitalist Paradise

Smuggling in Your Nation

Postby Allanea » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:44 am

The Allanean Smuggler Society has forwarded the following questionnaire to governments and research organizations in your country to assess the state of smuggling in your country. Please answer it carefully.

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[b]Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?[/b]
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[ ] Yes, there is smuggling.


IF there is smuggling in your nation, please fill out the rest of this form!

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[b]What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)[/b]
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

[b]What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)[/b]
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

[b]What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)[/b]
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

[b]What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)[/b]
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

[b]What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?[/b]

[ ] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[ ] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ ] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

[b]What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation?[/b]
[b]Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation?[/b]
[b]Are there any famous smugglers in your nation?[/b]
[b]Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling?[/b]
[b]What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling?[/b]
[b] Do people think that smuggling should be an offence?[/b] (this is not the same as asking ‘is it illegal’.
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Commonwealth of Hank the Cat
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Commonwealth of Hank the Cat » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:46 am

b]Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?[/b]
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[x ] Yes, there is smuggling.



IF there is smuggling in your nation, please fill out the rest of this form!

Code: Select all
What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[x ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[x ] Drugs
[x ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods

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The Soviet German Union
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Founded: Dec 26, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby The Soviet German Union » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:55 am

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[x] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[x] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[x] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[x] Luxury foods
[x] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[x] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[x] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[x] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[x] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[x] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[x] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[x] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[x] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[ ] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[x] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? For smaller and safe thinks it's a small fine of like 10 Staatsmark, while bigger and guns'n stuff are getting punished by one until five years in prison.
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? Defense Military, since they already are everywhere on the border.
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? Hrade Mikke. He's polish, who managed to bring a load of arms for a small army to Prussia while a border war with Poland. Luckily, he got caught before his polish friends got armed.
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? check above.
What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling??
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? (this is not the same as asking ‘is it illegal’. The laws were made in a referendum, so our laws are the opinion of our people
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Chadtonia
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Chadtonia » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:24 am

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Gibet
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Posts: 3454
Founded: Oct 05, 2009
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Gibet » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:38 am

b]Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?[/b]
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X ] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[ X] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ X] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ X] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ X] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ X] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ X] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ X] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ X] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[X ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ X] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ X] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ X] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[ X] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[ X] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ X] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? They are regarded as among the lowest form of traitors. Their actions deliberately undermine the rule of law, and seek to ruin our economy. The smuggling both into and out of the country of weapons acts as a threat to national security and defense. Smugglers, if caught, are subject to punishment of long term sentences, or in some cases, death.

Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? All manner of police forces are involved in the stopping of the flow of smuggling; the Staatspolizei, Kriminalpolizei, Ordnungspolizei, and Sicherungspolizei have their own offices dedicated, in some manner, to acting against the trade. All are ultimately responsible to a higher office (Orpo is to Kripo, Kripo to Sipo, and Sipo to Stapo).

Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? No, we tend not to allow for them to gain fame amongst the populace. Names are almost always omitted from official communiques or reports.

Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? Substantial stockpiles of ammunitions and weapons have been recovered, the most important being the uncovering of a smuggling racket involving government and military functionaries charged with protecting a strategic supply depot, containing small arms, anti-air and anti-tank missiles, as well as military vehicles; including armored personnel carriers and tanks.

What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling? Publicly, there appears to be indifference.

Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? (this is not the same as asking ‘is it illegal’. See above.
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Imperium Sidhicum
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Founded: May 28, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby Imperium Sidhicum » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:11 pm

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[x] Yes, there is smuggling.


What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[x] Cigarettes
[x] Alcohol
[x] Drugs
[x] Pornography
[x] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[x] Explosives
[x] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[x] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[x] Luxury foods
[x] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[x] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[x] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[x] Other [various luxury commodities, exotic goods unavailable on local markets, slaves]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[x] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[x] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[x] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[x] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[x] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[x] Other [nanotechnology, medical and especially augmentation technologies]

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[x] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[x] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[ ] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[x] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ ] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation?
Smuggling normally carries the penalty of a heavy fine and confiscation of the involved assets (i.e., one's ship and it's cargo), though the offense can be upgraded to espionage/treason if sensitive materials like advanced technologies are discovered in the illicit cargo, in which case the smuggler may face execution, or a life of hard labour, which is effectively a protracted death sentence.

In practice, the authorities usually overlook minor transgressions, such as contraband liquor and pornography, and focus on prosecuting those smuggling sensitive materials, such as weapons and advanced technologies. Caught smugglers are rarely even prosecuted in a court of law, and are most often let off with a stern warning after a few months in jail and having their ship and cargo confiscated.

Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation?
It usually falls on the Imperial Navy border patrols, or the Urban Security departments of the border worlds. Neither, however, are overly interested in actively prosecuting smugglers, seeing how they serve a vital, if informal, function in society by providing a means of foreign trade in a political situation where no overt legitimate trade is possible.
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation?
Quite a few. The image of a Freelance smuggler has been somewhat romanticized in popular imagination, smugglers being thought of as flamboyantly-dressed swashbuckling characters who lead lives of adventure and excitement.
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling?
Quite a few. Of more recent ones, there was, for example, a scandal when a new type of medication appeared on market in the Federation three months before the official release of the product in the Imperium, the similarities being so obvious as to exclude any possibility of coincidental independent development. Investigation revealed the research team's involvement with a smuggling ring, leading to a crackdown on smugglers in that region and landing many of the involved in labour camps.
What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling?
Despite their nominal outlaw status, smugglers have helped out the Imperium's officials on a number of occasions. An Imperial agent on mission to infiltrate an enemy world will often contract a crew of Freelancer smugglers to covertly deliver him to his destination. Likewise, smugglers serve to work around the sanctions and embargoes mutually imposed between the Imperium and it's rivals.
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? (this is not the same as asking ‘is it illegal’).
Asides from smuggling goods that aid enemies of the Imperium, and from the government losing it's commerce tax revenue, most do not see smuggling as much of a crime, but rather as a pragmatic wartime necessity. Moralists may dislike smugglers for bringing corrupting outsider influences into the Imperium, revenue agents may dislike them for failure to pay taxes and tariffs on their goods, the law enforcement may dislike them for them being misfits and troublemakers in general, but they all generally agree that the services that smugglers provide to Sidh society are generally worth tolerating the inconveniences they create.
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The Ctan
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Postby The Ctan » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:15 pm

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
□ No, our border patrol is so effective
■ No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
■ Yes, there is smuggling.

For many things there are no significant markets for smuggling. Such things that are controlled, such as chaos-drugs like “Spook” and Daemon-Bone, and other controlled demonic artefacts such as Balestone, are those that are not only harmful to the user but potentially present a major danger of demonic infestation and other such things. Banned exports include the same, as well as devices and technologies in advance of the target nation’s own technology base, and relics of the Great Civilization’s culture. The “border patrol” is effective in dealing with these, but not so effective that such things do not exist or happen, in either sense. All smuggling worth mentioning is done by space.

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

□ Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
■ Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export)
□ Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation?

Varies by particular crime.

Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation?

Local lawtenders (lightly armed police, demilitarized), enforcers (local response police forces), arbitrators (“federal” investigatory forces), the navy.

Are there any famous smugglers in your nation?

Many, including the Grim Riders clan, known to sell high power armour and high specification sublight engines from a secret factory.

Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling?

Examples abound.

What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling?

Most smuggling no one cares about, there is popular support for restricting the above categories.

Do people think that smuggling should be an offence?

Yep, for the above items only for the most part.
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Chinese Peoples
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Founded: Dec 28, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby Chinese Peoples » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:08 pm

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[* ] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[* ] Alcohol
[* ] Drugs
[* ] Pornography
[* ] Firearms — this is one thing that the government actually cares about: we don't want these.
[* ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[* ] Computer games
[* ] Consumer electronics
[* ] Rare automobiles
[* ] Cheese
[* ] Luxury foods
[* ] Other weaponry
[* ] Airsoft equipment
[ *] Precious metals and stones
[* ] Antiques
[* ] Livestock
[* ] Pets
[* ] Foreign currency
[* ] Timber

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[* ] Cigarettes
[* ] Alcohol
[* ] Drugs
[* ] Pornography
[* ] Firearms
[* ] Writing materials
[* ] Explosives
[* ] Computer games
[* ] Consumer electronics
[* ] Rare automobiles
[* ] Cheese
[* ] Luxury foods
[* ] Other weaponry
[* ] Airsoft equipment
[* ] Precious metals and stones
[* ] Antiques
[* ] Livestock
[* ] Pets
[* ] Timber

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[* ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[* ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[* ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[* ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[* ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[* ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[* ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[* ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[ ] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[* ] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[* ] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? For most items, only administrative penalties of a financial nature apply; importation of narcotics and firearms, however, carry criminal punishment.
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? There's the Department of Border Control, under the Ministry of the Interior that examines imports for smuggled goods or other contraband unintentionally imported; once inside the country, police services take over, though this rarely produces results.
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? Yes.
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? Yes, but mostly related to official corruption.
What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling? Most rather view it sympathetically, since smugglers tend to be unfortunate individuals who cannot seek other employ. Officials also occasionally take this view.
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? Most agree that smuggling harmful goods (firearms, narcotics) should be a criminal offence.
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Gensila
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 9
Founded: Sep 25, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Gensila » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:58 pm

Code: Select all
[b]Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?[/b]
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[x] Yes, there is smuggling.


Code: Select all
[b]What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)[/b]
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[x] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[x] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[x] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[x] Other weaponry
[x] Airsoft equipment
[x] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

[b]What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)[/b]
[ ] Cigarettes
[x] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[x] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[x] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

[b]What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)[/b]
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[x] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[x] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[x] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

[b]What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)[/b]
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[x] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[x] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

[b]What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?[/b]

[ ] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[x] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ ] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

[b]What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation?[/b]
Execution

[b]Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation?[/b]
The Secret police service

[b]Are there any famous smugglers in your nation?[/b]
Smugglers tend to be caught long before getting far with the business

[b]Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling?[/b]
Not as far as the public is concerned.

[b]What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling?[/b]
Most criminals are looked at as heroes due to the revoltive nature of the majority

[b] Do people think that smuggling should be an offence?[/b] (this is not the same as asking ‘is it illegal’.
Most people support it due to the fact bans are very strict


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Eclius
Minister
 
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Founded: Oct 24, 2015
New York Times Democracy

Postby Eclius » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:18 pm

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[X] Airsoft equipment
[X] Precious metals and stones
[X] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[X] Consumer electronics
[X] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[X] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[X] Other [specify which]: Anti-matter, constructional gray goo, other exotic artificial and natural resources

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[X] Space Shuttle/Intergalactic

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[X] Space Shuttle/Intergalactic

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[X] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money) [Minor]
[ ] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[X] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get) [Major]

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? Fines and deportation, since Eclisians are not programmed to smuggle, smugglings are usually committed by foreigners, upon the arrest, violator will be charged with a fine and deported
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? Eclisian Boarder Security Agency
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? No
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? Probably the 223 event, on February 23, 3046, a group of foreign smugglers were caught trying to smuggle Ancient Atlantian artifacts into Eclius, the artifacts were later on annexed by Eclisian government and are placed in Imperial Museum of Mediolanum
What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling? Citizens don't really care
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? No
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The Calvertan Empire
Civilian
 
Posts: 1
Founded: Feb 18, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby The Calvertan Empire » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:49 pm

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[X] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[X] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[X] Precious metals and stones
[X] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[X] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[X] Other [specify which] Varying military equipment

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[X] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[X] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[X] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[ ] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ ] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? Varies depending on the items being smuggled.
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? Officially it falls under the jurisdiction of Imperial Customs.
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? There is no single individual famous for smuggling, though criminals groups in the Empire are particularly known for their ability to move weaponry worldwide.
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? Yes, in the late 1980's the container ship Speedy was uncovered to be carrying nearly 600 firearms of varying sizes as well as 3 pounds of plastic explosives and numerous crates worth of infantry equipment after an anonymous tip was received. Arrests were made but nobody was sentenced.
What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling? Generally viewed with discontent.
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? Generally yes.

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Shropshire and Hereford
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 17
Founded: Mar 11, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Shropshire and Hereford » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:19 pm

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[ x ] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ x ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ x ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ x ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which] Human traffic

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ x ] Alcohol
[ x ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ x ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ x ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ x ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ x ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ x ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ x ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ x ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ x ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ x ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ x ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[ ] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[ x ] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ ] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? 10-15 years in a medium security prison
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? State Chief of Police Nola Allyica
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? no
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? a recent terrorist attack (http://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=526927) is the only known major incident
What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling? very negative
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? (this is not the same as asking ‘is it illegal’. generally speaking yes with around 78% of the population believing it is a major problem

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Makaar
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1572
Founded: Nov 20, 2004
Ex-Nation

Postby Makaar » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:47 am

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[X] Cigarettes
[X] Alcohol
[X] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[X] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[X] Other - stolen luxury goods

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[X] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[X] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[ ] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ ] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? - Depends on the value of the goods being imported/exported improperly; the maximum punishment is twenty years in custody, though the vast majority of smuggling cases (involving non-marketable quantities of prohibited goods) are dealt with via on-the-spot fines at border crossings.

Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? - The Border Services Agency is responsible for detecting and preventing smuggling at the border. Inside Makaar, responsibility is shared between the BSA and the Revenue and Customs Service.

Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? - No.

Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? - No.

What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling? - The vast majority of the Makaarian public are law-abiding; there is a small black market.

Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? - Yes.
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Communismistan
Secretary
 
Posts: 35
Founded: May 07, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Communismistan » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:14 am

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[X] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[X] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[X] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[X] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[X] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[] Other [specify which]

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[X] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[X] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[X] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[X] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[ ] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[X] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ ] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation?
Execution. Small-time smugglers get erased from public documents, while the bigger ones (who are executed in very gruesome ways) are kept in the records as examples.
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation?
A combination of the police and the military.
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation?
One. We're currently pinpointing his base(s) of operation.
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling?
A few times in the past, leading to land borders being almost completely locked down.
What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling?
Many people see it as a godsend, but most regard it as a highly risky endeavor.
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? (this is not the same as asking ‘is it illegal’.
Public opinions are mixed, but the government opinion matters.

We're currently cracking down on sea-based smuggling and unauthorized airplanes.

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Nordenkaltian Union
Attaché
 
Posts: 78
Founded: Jan 19, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Nordenkaltian Union » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:17 am

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[X] Cigarettes
[X] Alcohol
[X] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[X] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[X] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[X] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[X] Drugs
[X] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[X] Computer games
[X] Consumer electronics
[X] Rare automobiles
[X] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[X] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other - stolen luxury goods

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[X] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[ ] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[X] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? - It depends on what goods are smuggled and how much, small amounts of most petty items such as cigarettes and alcohol can result in fines but large amounts of explosives or other weaponry can lead to imprisonment and/or an offer of extradition to the criminal's home country.

Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? - The Navy and National Airport Security Administration (almost all smuggling occurs by sea).

Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? - No.

Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? - No.

What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling? - Most people frown upon unauthorized goods coming into the country.

Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? - Yes.

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TURTLESHROOM II
Minister
 
Posts: 2971
Founded: Dec 08, 2014
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby TURTLESHROOM II » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:41 am

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[X] Cigarettes
[X] Alcohol (but most illicit booze is non-smuggled moonshine whiskey)
[X] Drugs
[X] Pornography (but it's extremely unprofitable for smugglers)
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[X] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms (and it's encouraged)
[X] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry (and it's encouraged)
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[X] Precious metals and stones (mainly sapphires)
[X] Antiques
[X] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[X] Timber (exotic tropical wood)

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[X] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[X] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels), (TS is landlocked, but it has one port exclave)
[X] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels), (TS is landlocked, but it has one port exclave)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[X] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation? Prohibition of alcohol, prohibition of all drugs except caffiene and pharmaceuticals. Despite it being smuggled, the demand for porn is actually low to the point that it is unprofitable.

[ ] Taxes
[X] Bans
[X] Permits (the Board of Censors must either approve or clean out amorality media before it is sold, so banned items and uncensored items are smuggled)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? It varies on the crime. For example, alcohol possession is punished by two weeks in prison, and doubled for each subsequent offense. "Magic mushrooms" is punishable by death (because of our sentient mushrooms).

Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? All anti-drug laws are enforced by the Ministry of the Enforcement of the Prohibition, which is the oldest non-martial, secular governmental body in TurtleShroom, predating the TurtleShroomer nation itself.

What is public opinion in your nation on smuggling? Smuggling is opposed by the general population, but there are always edgy teens and sleazy businessmen, as well as backwoods hicks, looking to drink booze or get high. Those surveyed on Prohibition believe (99% of those surveyed) that it is entirely responsible for almost all smuggling and most crime in TurtleShroom, but a supermajority (~88%) believe "it's worth it".

Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? Yes.
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Kouralia
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 15063
Founded: Oct 30, 2011
Democratic Socialists

Postby Kouralia » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:51 pm

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[X] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[X] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]


What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[X] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]


What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[X] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[X] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[X] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[X] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[ ] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[X] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[X] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? It varies, with different offences depending on the materials smuggled. What the goods are used for can then be an aggravating factor - for example, one who smuggles a gun which is then used to murder someone or which was knowingly intended to be used in a murder would receive a harsher sentence than one otherwise. Regardless, nigh-on all of them will be custodial sentences.
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? Any Constable may arrest someone for a crime, however major smuggling investigations and border control is predominantly performed by the Treasury Guard or Vygelas aþ’Tesoro.
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? Not particularly. Anyone alive who is a smuggler tends to be... Well, not known to be a smuggler, as it's a crime. In the past, those who have smuggled tend to have become famous for other things, such as the Private Nobles of Chieti who were known for engaging in smuggling or privateering of the Southern nations' shipping.
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling?
What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling? It depends, but most people tend to be against it, unless they make use of smuggled products, in which case they're usually for it. Though some people would argue that certain goods which are smuggled should not be subject to the checks and bans which render smuggling a necessity.
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? On the whole, yes. However there are people who believe that certain smugglable goods should be legal and thus not need to be smuggled (e.g. some softer drugs, or other types of Section 5 Firearm).
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Neo Prutenia
Minister
 
Posts: 2050
Founded: Oct 21, 2009
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Neo Prutenia » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:42 pm

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X] Yes, there is smuggling. There's obviously smuggling, at least if the the broad definition of illegal transportation of goods, people, and information is used.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[x] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[x] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[x] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[x] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[x ] Other [specify which] Information, people (trafficking), various narcotics

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[x] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[x] Computer games
[x] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[x] Precious metals and stones
[x] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[x] Other [specify which] Various miscellaneous items, torture equipment, information

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[x] Air (Passenger aviation)
[x] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[x] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[x] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[x] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[x] Air (Passenger aviation)
[x] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[x] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[x] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[x] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[x] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[x] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[x] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[x] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation?
Fines, confiscation of smuggled goods, possibility of community service.
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation?
A public agency specifically working on border control, called Scheedendienst
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation?
Yes, but such people should probably not be mentioned and given publicity. It's better they don't know we know.
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling?
Dozens; there's a monthly report on various amounts of smuggled handguns, narcotics, number of trafficked people, and other miscellany, etc.
What is public opinion in your nation with smuggling?
Smuggling is a high-risk high-reward enterprise, so a certain respect and even admiration is held for smugglers, but overall smuggling as a practice is considered a public nuisance.
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? (this is not the same as asking ‘is it illegal’.
Majority opinion considers it such, but there's no true consensus about smuggling. It's a mildly controversial non-issue mainly because of the low intensity and volume of smuggling. Few individuals participate and save for information smuggling and trafficking, incidents are usually small scale, e.g. one person trying to smuggle one or two handguns, low quantities of narcotics, or such.
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Xanama
Senator
 
Posts: 4102
Founded: Mar 17, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Xanama » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:49 pm

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X ] Yes, there is smuggling.
What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[ x] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ x] Drugs
[ x] Pornography
[ x] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ x] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ x] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ x] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ x] Other [specify which]:People, as sexslaves, sacrifices or other things

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ x] Drugs
[ x] Pornography
[ x] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ x] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ x] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ x] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ x] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels ) 
[ x] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ x] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ x] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ x] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ x] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels ) 
[ x] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ x] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[ ] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[ x] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ x] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation?
Public execution, firing squad
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? 
The terror cells that make up our nation
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation?
No
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling?
A ship ment of seeds was to be smuggled into a palace, it was a bomb, destroying almost all of it, killing the queen, the person who sent it was the new leader, The Queen's sister
What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling?
Depends
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence?
No (this is not the same as asking ‘is it illegal’.
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Vandario
Diplomat
 
Posts: 716
Founded: Oct 31, 2014
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Vandario » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:49 pm

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[X] Drugs
[X] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[X] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[X] Consumer electronics
[X] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[X] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[X] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[X] Precious metals and stones
[X] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[X] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[X] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[X] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[x] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[x] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[x] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? usually heavy fines on some the lighter stuff prison time for the heavier stuff like explosives and such
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? the government/law enforcement
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? no, being a famous smuggler means your not doing your job well
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? one thats still a big joke of the time one worker opened the wrong case and found lots of sex toys and pornography from Yakuza in Nihoro when training some new guys, its still a pretty big joke by most guys on that harbor
What is public opinion in your nation on smuggling? well on explosives and other dangerous stuff people are happy with us catching that and so on, but when we get loads of smuggled computers or porn, people are sometimes fussy they didn't get their stuff at a "discount" but their isn't ever an actual probable just a small pout
Do people think that smuggling should be an offense? (this is not the same as asking ‘is it illegal’. generally yes, they rather us catch the dangerous stuff and if that means sometimes not getting their electronics cheap or something then its worth the sacrifice
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Ancient Pluto
Envoy
 
Posts: 338
Founded: Dec 08, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby Ancient Pluto » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:03 am

There is some smuggling, but it is m

[ ] Cigarettes: Not imported or smuggled due to lack of demand.
[ ] Alcohol: Imported legally
[ ] Drugs: Not imported or smuggled due to lack of demand, although Marijuana has been occasionally noticed in the luggage of immigrants claiming to want to "smoke weed everyday." The government acknowledges these individuals as "memers" who are not to be taken seriously by any means. Unless they start making music. Then the government will attempt to persuade them into starting a boyband and name them after an insect.
[?] Pornography: government pirates it from earth made free to the public by our own internet
[ ] Firearms: Not imported or smuggled due to lack of demand. It is common for those who live here to dismiss non Plutonian-made weapons as ineffective and dangerous to equipment.
[ ] Writing materials: Imported legally only by those with more traditional taste in writing. Everyone else uses electronic devices.
[ ] Explosives: Not imported or smuggled due to lack of demand. It is common for those who live here to dismiss non Plutonian-made weapons as ineffective and dangerous to equipment.
[?] Computer games: government pirates it from earth made free to the public by our own internet
[ ] Consumer electronics: Imported legally, and some are considered necessities by the government.
[ ] Rare automobiles: Imported legally, but still considered smuggled because it's the only way to explain why they aren't fitting in the cargo hold.
[ ] Cheese: See luxury foods.
[ ] Luxury foods: Imported legally or made locally, but it is difficult to keep fresh on the trip from Earth.
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Davao and Mati
Diplomat
 
Posts: 737
Founded: Dec 14, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Davao and Mati » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:37 am

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[x] Yes, there is smuggling, but not that prevalent

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[x] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[x] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[x] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[x] Other [Other war materials]

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[x] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[x] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[x] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[x] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[ ] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[ ] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ ] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)
[x]Others

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation?
    1. A fine if caught(D&M£ 60,000.00 and up), as we tried to prevent any rebels to buy some weapons in our country or execution if repeated(firearms,explosives and other war materials)
    2. Light fines for petty smuggling,excluding weapons(D&M£ 1,000)
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation?
    1. Royal Davao and Mati Police
    2. TM Customs
    3. Border Battalions of the Davao and Mati Army
    4. TM Coast Guard
    5. Sea Watch Battalions of the Royal Davao and Mati Navy
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation?
    1. Rebels from the Philippines(During the 1970's)
    2. Joseph Murray(one of the distributors to the New People's Army)
    3. Alejandro Malvar(one of the distributors to the New People's Army)
    4. Juan Petangcon(one of the distributors to the New People's Army)
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling?
During the 1970's many rebels from the neighbouring Philippines smuggled a lot of weapons like bombs, tanks, sniper guns and other war materials as they want to overthrow the Marcos administration and replace it with a Marxist and Communist Government however they partially succeeded in smuggling weapons out of the country, as they took advantage of the neutrality of Davao and Mati until the Government issued a decree to execute those rebels and 280 are executed in the Fort Sutherland in Tandag in December 25 1986
What is public opinion in your nation about smuggling?
It depends, as it can trigger a lot of debate but if the subject is about weapons it will be disrespectful
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? (this is not the same as asking ‘is it illegal’.)
50% no and 50 yes%
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Costa Fierro
Post Marshal
 
Posts: 18802
Founded: Dec 09, 2013
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Costa Fierro » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:50 am

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X] Yes, there is smuggling.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[X] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[X] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[X] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[X] Pets
[X] Timber
[ ] Other

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[X] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[X] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[X] Air (Passenger aviation)
[X] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[X] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[X] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[ ] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[X] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ ] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? It depends on the item that is being smuggled. Drug trafficking usually received a mandatory minimum period of ten years imprisonment. Arms trafficking receives 15 years imprisonment. The trafficking of rare flora and fauna species is six years imprisonment.
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? The National Police.
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? There are a few.
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? If you mean shootouts between the police, drug raids and sizable seizures of illegal substances/firearms/other contraband as "famous", then these happen fairly regularly.
What is public opinion in your nation on smuggling? Public opinion is generally against it.
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? Ditto.
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The Gamindustrian Union
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1400
Founded: Jan 29, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby The Gamindustrian Union » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:03 am

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[X] No, our border patrol is so effective.
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[ ] Yes, while our border patrol is so effective, there is smuggling, although this is very rare.

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[X] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[X] Explosives
[X] Computer games (thanks a lot, ASIC)
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[X] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[X] Explosives
[X] Computer games (thanks a lot, ASIC)
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[X] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[X] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[X] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[X] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money) - In the case of light drugs and light small arms.
[X] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export) - In the case of pirated video games (thanks to ASIC and Arfoire) and video game consoles, heavy drugs and heavy weapons and explosives.
[X] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get) - In the case of light small arms.

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? Imprisonment for drugs; life without parole, torture included (equivalent of death penalty) for pirated video games.
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Department of Union Security.
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? There was ASIC, the Four Felons in particular, but now they are but vestiges.
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? Involves ASIC and Arfoire.
What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling? People generally don't care, except goddesses and Basilicom staff, when it comes to pirated video games.
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? People generally don't care, but when it comes to pirated video game smugglers, the goddesses want them hunted down, as they are a threat to the shares of Gamindustri.
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Chzeng
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 192
Founded: Feb 16, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby Chzeng » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:41 am

Is there a market for smuggler’s services in your nation?
[ ] No, our border patrol is so effective
[ ] No, we have legalized victimless crimes and have low taxes, smuggling is unprofitable.
[X] Yes, there is smuggling. Exists unofficially only and are untouched so long they base operations overseas

What items are principally smuggled INTO your nation? (check all that apply) Smuggling into the nation is illegal and punishable by imprisonment.
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[ ] Firearms
[ ] Writing materials
[ ] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[ ] Consumer electronics
[ ] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[ ] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[ ] Precious metals and stones
[ ] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Foreign currency
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What items are principally smuggled OUT OF your nation? (check all that apply)
[ ] Cigarettes
[X] Alcohol
[X] Drugs
[ ] Pornography
[X] Firearms
[X] Writing materials
[X] Explosives
[ ] Computer games
[X] Consumer electronics
[X] Rare automobiles
[ ] Cheese
[ ] Luxury foods
[X] Other weaponry
[ ] Airsoft equipment
[X] Precious metals and stones
[X] Antiques
[ ] Livestock
[ ] Pets
[ ] Timber
[ ] Other [specify which]

What is the principal method of smuggling INTO your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[ ] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[ ] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[ ] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[ ] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal method of smuggling OUT OF your nation? (Check all that apply)
[ ] Air (Passenger aviation)
[X] Air (Dedicated smuggling aircraft and drones)
[X] Sea (Hidden on board legitimate vessels )
[X] Sea (Dedicated smuggling vessels)
[ ] Land (Hidden on board legitimate vehicles)
[X] Land (Dedicated smuggling vehicles or on foot)
[ ] Space

What is the principal reason for smuggling in your nation?

[ ] Taxes (some products are taxed highly on export or import, and smuggling them saves money)
[ ] Bans (some products are illegal to possess, import, or export )
[ ] Permits (some products require a permit that is very difficult to get)
Other. Smuggling outwards is a state-sponsored industry (in secret) and is highly lucrative.

What is the punishment for smuggling in your nation? Into the nation, indefinite imprisonment and sometimes death for restricted goods such as weaponry. Out of the nation (and with success), political sponsoring by the state and a pass into the internals of Chzengese political struggle.
Who enforces smuggling laws in your nation? the Interior Ministry.
Are there any famous smugglers in your nation? Like the count of politicians, there's so many of them and few can agree on which one is more deserving of mention than another.
Were there any famous incidents in your nation involving smuggling? Yes...but it's lost count.
What is public opinion in your nation wrt smuggling? Into the nation, smuggling is seen as a shameful thing. Out of the nation, a glorious endeavour which further helps in blanketing the world with our political influence.
Do people think that smuggling should be an offence? Into the nation, yes. Out of the nation, no.
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