Linaras, 15th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Waking Hour rising 19
Spears Uncover Rum Smuggling
by Epoch, Staff Writer
Palanthas - Members of the elite Spears of Palanthas, while performing a routine inspection of the S.S. Golden Shark, discovered a hidden compartment with 20 unmarked casks of rum, a spokesman for the city guard reported.
The task force began their inspection on ninth watch of last Kirinor, and had the ship's captain and six-member crew in custody by the end of the watch, according to the Guard's spokesman Warrant Officer Jurgen Culver.
"The Spears preformed with the speed and skill which we have come to expect from their years of service to the city. The crew of the accused smuggling vessel cooperated with the Spears and the arresting officers." Officer Culver said.
He also said that the arrest was only the beginning of the job for the city guard. "When dealing with smugglers, the next task is to begin investigating who the smugglers were working for, where their base of operations is and how many more ships may be involved in the smuggling operations. We endeavor to fully investigate any instances of unsanctioned trade we find."
Neither the ship nor the crew had been previously involved in illegal activities, Officer Culver said.