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At some point, a number of bounty hunters started to contact the De Milo with what on first glance appeared to be Harcourt Fenton Mudd, an individual wanted by the Federation. However, they were in fact android duplicates.
Within a week, the De Milo had collected at least eight androids, some of which had detached limbs, and one reduced to banging his head against a cargo container. They were placed in a cargo hold aboard the ship.