Heard this on radio the other day.
"A man was sentenced to six months in jail by the High Court today for illegally smuggled [indistinct amount] snakes to Jakarta without a permit."
What? Okay, wait...
Oh? So, if I have a permit, I can legally smuggle now? Where can I get a form?
Is the newswriter trying too hard? "Smuggle" in a word itself is a violation of law - it's an illegal act. Is the word "permit" even necessary?
English isn't my first language.
Anyone can shed a light?