Amarrian Custom officials connected with kidnapping of Federal Citizens.
December 10th YC 119
Author: YOUR MAJESTY
This is an Outlaw Headlines exclusive report coming straight from the databanks of the Imperial Inquisitorial archives.
Our story begins with a traveling Federal merchant making his rounds through Imperial space. After doing business in the Tash-Murkon Region the merchant vessel makes its way out to the Domain region to pick up more cargo. However, just before he could jump into the system of Taru. He’s jump request was denied and was hailed by custom officials posted to lower their shields and prepare for inspection. Customs Commodore ‘Xazel Moltz’ report-ins to HQ about halting the vessel for suspicion of smuggling heretical contraband. Roughly twenty minutes of this call going out. The Commodore reports back in updating that the ship’s crew and Captain were being taken into custody for carrying contraband.
What would look like another day at office for the custom officers. Has a lot more going on underneath the surface.
The merchant and his crew were reported to have been detained by the Commodore. But not one of their names showed up being processed in any detention center in the constellation. It was if they vanished from the New Eden cluster. After an Gallente ambassador made inquiries about the missing citizens did the Empire decide to dispatch an Inquisitor to investigate into the matter. Not only to avoid this trivial matter creating a bigger mess. But to figure out what is going on in their own ranks.
The Inquisitor first questioned the Commodore who authorized the arrest. Transcripts of their conversations reveal that the Commodore found crates of Sani Sabik scriptures and neatly packaged bleeding machinery. (Some assembly required) all of this hiding under legal cargo such as spices and silk. He did his job and handed them over to another ship to have transported to a detention center.
Except a bridge officer of the Commodore was brought in for questioning as well. He reveals that what the Commodore did was against protocol. In the constellation they were stationed in. All detainees were to remain aboard the ship until the patrol was recalled to HQ be replaced with the next shift.
Adding to This, the Inquisitor Made inquiries at a impound facility housing the merchant’s vessel. Officers there cooperatively report that they didn’t confiscate any contraband. The ship was only carrying exotic Amarrian spices and silk.
With all this information, the Inquisitor orders the arrest of the Commodore to be detainees for further questions.
Outlaw Headlines will continue to follow this story as it develops.