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Rum-running

Rum-running, or bootlegging, is the illegal business of transporting (smuggling) alcoholic beverages where such transportation is forbidden by law. Smuggling is usually done to circumvent taxation or prohibition laws within a particular jurisdiction. The term rum-running is more commonly applied to smuggling over water; bootlegging is applied to smuggling over land.

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Bootlegging, or rum-running, is the illegal transportation or smuggling of alcohol to avoid taxation. This video proves that bootlegging is still among us, with moonshiners now like those bootleggers way back in the American Civil War where this term originated. Shows how some habits never grow too old!

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