Smuggler (34)Full unit name: Smuggler
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Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
Events: Mission to Commenor
Mission to Commenor
Event
Galactic Civil War
Known Facts (1)
Mission to Commenor (1)
Summary
A smuggler, also known by the euphemism free trader, was someone who engaged in the clandestine shipment of goods or people to prevent taxation or some other impediment. The goods shipped were often highly illegal or banned in some sectors. Weapon smugglers were referred to as gun runners. Smuggling, while a part of galactic trade for many years in the Galactic Republic, absolutely thrived under the Galactic Empire's strict control of goods. The nationalization of former Separatist companies' assets, including their vast merchant fleets, greatly increased smuggling's appeal - and demand. By 3 ABY, smuggling had become so common that Imperial officers often looked the other way if they found a smuggling outfit. For example, Admiral Kendal Ozzel
Kendal Ozzel
(Human)
Character
Minor Characters
, dismissed the Rebel outpost Echo Base on Hoth
Hoth
Planet
as a smuggling operation when reports of its location arrived from an Arakyd Viper probe droid
Arakyd Viper Probe Droid
Droid
. The fact that many smugglers operated in support of the Rebellion and channeled funds to them made such distinctions even more difficult.

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Full unit name: Smuggler Last updated: 24.11.2022 22:27:45