- "Boy, it's lucky you had these compartments."
"I use them for smuggling. I never thought I'd be smuggling myself in 'em."
- ―Luke Skywalker and Han Solo
Smuggling compartments were hidden, hollow spaces in starships and other vehicles made to hide contraband from customs searches. The Millennium Falcon was modified with smuggling compartments. Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Obi-Wan Kenobi utilized these compartments during the rescue of Leia Organa to evade the stormtroopers scouring the freighter.
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