The gold pod can carry money and contraband.
Selling and buying contraband from your base`s contraband screen does not effect the crime rate or happiness levels of your colonists. Buying
and selling from the base`s contraband screen is always completely safe. Both
to you and empires around you.
Contraband can be used as a weapon to cause chaos and unhappiness on enemy
bases using gold pods. Load a gold pod up with contraband fly it to within 60 ly
of an enemy base and set the gold pod to sell the contraband to a target enemy
base. The megacredits will end up on the gold pod next turn and the contraband
will end up in the hands of enemy rouge colonists that will incite disorder
and chaos on the enemy base.