The guide on where to sell Contraband in Starfield. Learn how to get a Shielded Cargo and Scan Jammer, ship upgrades for smuggling, and the best location to sell illegal goods.
How To Smuggle Contraband
Possessing contraband is illegal and may result in arrest, but selling can earn many credits. To smuggle without getting caught, try the methods below.
Unlock Deception Skill
The Deception is a crucial skill for smugglers as it can reduce the effectiveness of enemy contraband scans by 10-50%.Deception - Rank Up Challenge & Effect
Add A Shielded Cargo
By adding a Shielded Cargo on your ship, you can hide contraband from security scans, significantly reducing the risk of detection.
|Note!||Avoid carrying too much contraband to patrolled areas, as shielded cargo does not guarantee safety.|
Buy A Scan Jammer
A Scan Jammer can increase the chance of evasion during a ship scan by 30%, but it must be paired with a Shielded Cargo.Where To Buy Shielded Cargo & Scan Jammer
Best Location To Sell Contraband
Trade Authority Vendor In The Den
The Trade Authority vendor in The Den, a space station in the Wolf system, is the best place to sell contraband, as the merchant, Marcel Duris, is willing to buy anything you sell.
Contraband Items Are Labeled With Yellow Icons
Contraband items in your inventory are easy to distinguish as they are labeled with yellow, and stolen items are labeled with red.
What Happens If You Get Caught With Contraband
Contraband Will Be Confiscated And You Will Be Arrested
If you get caught with Contraband, the items will be confiscated. You will have the following options:
"I'll pay the fine" - Recommended!
Choosing to pay the fine will result in the loss of credits earned from Contraband or stolen items. However, it will allow you to leave immediately without leaving a record.
"Don't worry, I'll go quietly." → Serve A Prison Sentence
To serve your jail sentence, you will lose a few in-game days and XP, equal to the credits earned from Contraband or stolen items.
"You won't take me alive." → Fight/Escape
It is not advisable to attempt to fight the securities, as it is doubtful that you will win. Even if you win and escape successfully, there will be a bounty on your head.