Terrorist Smugglers

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Prologue

The captain of the oil tanker, a rugged man named Jack, had been at sea for weeks, and he was ready for some rest and relaxation. But when he docked his ship in Vietnam, he knew it wouldn’t be a usual stop.

It was the middle of the night, and the docks were mostly empty. Jack’s contact had told him to meet at a secluded warehouse on the outskirts of the port. As he approached the warehouse, Jack couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off.

He knocked on the door, and it was opened by a shadowy figure. Jack followed the man inside, where he saw a group of shady-looking individuals unloading crates from the tanker.

“What’s in the crates?” Jack asked, trying to seem nonchalant.

“None of your concern,” the man replied gruffly. “Just make sure they’re all off the ship by sunrise.”

Jack knew he was in over his head. He had agreed to transport the crates for some extra cash, but he had no idea they contained illegal weapons. He knew he had to get out of there before it was too late.

But as he turned to leave, he was grabbed from behind by one of the men. “You’re not going anywhere,” the man growled.

Jack struggled and fought, but he was no match for the burly smugglers. They tied him up and left him in the warehouse as they finished unloading the crates.

As the sun rose, Jack knew he had to find a way to escape. He managed to wriggle free of his bonds and made a run for it, dodging through the warehouses and alleys until he reached the docks.

Breathless and exhausted, Jack hailed a taxi and told the driver to take him as far away from there as possible. He knew he had to lay low for a while, at least until the heat died down.

As the taxi pulled away, Jack couldn’t help but wonder how he had gotten mixed up in such a dangerous situation. But he knew he had to put it behind him and start fresh, or risk ending up in prison – or worse.


Briefing

Special Agent, This contract needs to be off the books. For the past two years, the government of China has been after a terrorist organization attacking merchant vessels in the South China Sea. Usually we don’t take on contracts from unfriendly nations to our allies. As this group is clearly engaging in terrorist activities, we’ve made an exception. It is however imperative our allies don’t find out. Below you’ll find a message we pulled from one of the terrorist groups’ members. As this person was arrested in international waters by the US NAVY, the Chinese never got their hands on him. Under the much milder US interrogation tactics, the terrorist won’t give any information. We know from previous intelligence that this group frequently handles arms shipments to finance their operation. We need you to figure out if this message is in relation to a shipment. If so, determine when and where the shipment will take place. Communicate your findings in a direct message to the Overseer on Discord.

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Materials and Answer Instruction

Submit your answers via DM to the Overseer in the Hacktoria Discord server.


Write-ups: Terrorist Smugglers

Submit your own in our Discord “brand-intel” channel for a reward of 100,000 HC or 200,000 HC for the first write-up of the contract.

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VIZERhttps://www.vjz3r.dev/2022/11/terroist-smugglers-writeup.html
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