Starfield Search and Seizure quest guide

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October 30, 2023: Easily finish the Search and Seizure quest in Starfield with our guide.

Search and Seizure is one of the many quests you can undertake in Starfield to earn glorious rewards. The quest is given by Sergeant Yumi, a UC Security officer in New Atlantis, the capital city of the United Colonies faction.

The quest involves tracking down a smuggler who is suspected of bringing illegal goods into the city. It has multiple choices and outcomes, depending on the player’s actions and skills. So, if you're struggling to complete it, we've put together this essential guide to finish the Search and Seizure quest in Starfield.

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How to complete the Search and Seizure quest in Starfield

There are several steps you need to follow to complete the quest.

Talk to Sergeant Yumi

Talk to Sergeant Yumi
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Talk to Sergeant Yumi

To start the quest, you must talk to Sergeant Yumi at the UC Security Office in New Atlantis. You can find him at his desk near the entrance of the office. He will tell you that he has received a tip from an informant about a smuggler who is landing at the Spaceport soon.

Speak with port workers

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Go to the port in New Atlantis

The next step is to go to the Spaceport landing pad and talk to the port workers. You can find them near the ships that are parked or landing at the pad. There, you will run into a worker who is watching a ship that might be smuggling something.

Get records from Aegis

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Talk to Aegis next

To access the Ship Records, you need to talk to Aegis (Agent Plato) after getting information from the worker. He is on the Defense Research floor of MAST.

Agent Plato wants you to help him hack into his rival’s terminal at MAST. He says that Professor Zeno has some data that he needs for his research. You can choose to help him or not. If you agree, he will show you where Zeno’s terminal is and will eventually give you the ship records.

Read the slate with the ship records

You need to read the ship records on the slate Agent Plato gave you after you helped him. The slate has information about all the ships at the Spaceport, such as their names, numbers, models, owners, origins, destinations, and cargo.

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You can use the clues from the port workers to find the smuggler’s ship. The smuggler’s ship is Anansi. It is a UC-576B ship with a 6 at the end of its number and an A at the beginning of its name.

Report to Sergeant Yumi

Report the smuggler name to Yumi
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The next step is self-explanatory. To report the smuggler’s ship to Sergeant Yumi, go to his desk at the UC Security Office. Choose “Anansi” from the ship names to tell him the truth.

He will thank you and send a team to raid the ship. If you choose a different name, you will lie to him, and he will still thank you and raid the wrong ship.

Obtain the Contraband

Bargaining with Malawi in Starfield
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You need to get the contraband from the smuggler’s ship. The ship’s captain, Malawi, will try to bribe you to let her go. You can take the bribe and get more credits or report her to Sergeant Yumi. You can get 2,500 credits from Malawi or 5,000 credits if you have high Negotiation Skill.

After that, the quest will be marked as completed, and you'll receive the following rewards for your efforts.

Starfield Search and Seizure quest rewards

You will receive the following rewards for completing the Search and Seizure quest in Starfield:

  • 3300x Credits
  • 200 XP

That is all you need to know about completing the Search and Seizure quest in Starfield. For more content, check out our guide on how to get XP fast in Starfield. Also, check out our guide on how to fast travel in Starfield to save your precious time.

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