Erm... very late, buttou are completely wrong.
The items in a cargohold have a 50% chance of dropping, so the thief had a 50% chance of becoming immeasurably rich for no effort. So it wasn't for nothing. (I would do the exact same thing without a thought.) Ozuwara was actually kinda an idiot: a sensible person would go to his desination. THEN redeem the $1500 worth of items, rather than transporting it in a ship with literally no defense.