Smuggler (39)Full unit name: Smuggler
Last updated: 05.02.2023 20:04:53
Version: 7.07.002.2023.02.03
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Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
A New Hope
(MOVIE)
Events: Mantellian Separatist Crisis
Mantellian Separatist Crisis
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Landing Party
Landing Party
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Desperate Times
Desperate Times
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Hungry for Information
Hungry for Information
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Security Breach
Security Breach
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Deadly Delivery
Deadly Delivery
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Hitting Where It Hurts
Hitting Where It Hurts
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Mission to Commenor
Mission to Commenor
Event
Galactic Civil War
Known Facts (9)
Mantellian Separatist Crisis (2)
Landing Party (1)
Desperate Times (1)
Hungry for Information (1)
Security Breach (1)
Deadly Delivery (1)
Hitting Where It Hurts (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.
Whenever governments restricted certain goods on their worlds, demand for these items increased. Once demand turns profitable, enterprising starship captains risked everything to deliver the goods in question.
Most careers in smuggling were fast-paced, thrilling and often short-lived. Running contraband not only placed a smuggler at odds with a planet's law enforcement, but its criminal elements as well. Pirates
Pirate
Organization
Communities
, gangsters, revolutionaries and bounty hunters
Bounty Hunter
Organization
Communities
were just a few of the hazards standing between a smuggler and that big payday. Only those who possessed the sharpest instincts, sturdiest freighters and quickest blasters lived long enough to earn a good living at this game.
Not all smugglers were profiteers. Some styled themselves as heroic blockade runners or patriotic privateers, delivering hope and much-needed supplies to those who needed it. And that was also exactly how the real criminal types described themselves, and law enforcement officers rarely accepted "I was serving a noble cause" as an excuse.

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Full unit name: Smuggler Last updated: 05.02.2023 20:04:53