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Black market is a term for an illegal economy that is not regulated.

History and specifics[]

Many goods are sold in this manner, such as weapons and drugs.

The Orion Syndicate operated in the black market. (DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm)

The Ferengi control the black market for meat on Vulcan. (ST reference: Federation Passport)

The black market thrived on Terok Nor during the Occupation and was run by individuals such as Quark and Ibudan. (DS9 episodes: "Necessary Evil", "A Man Alone")

Quark would later maintain links with the black market when the station became Deep Space 9, although under Odo's constant watch. (DS9 episode: "The Passenger")

Romulan remat detonators are sold on the black market. (DS9 episode: "The Darkness and the Light")

After she stole the USS Platte, Pak Dorren planned to sell its tritium on the black market. (DS9 novel: Time's Enemy)

In 2372, Varis Sul dabbled in the black market for much needed supplies. but almost lost her position as Tetrarch as a result. (DS9 novel: Wrath of the Prophets)