Thus far, using the direct approach, I have had zero success turning in a trade pack on the Austera docks. While I successfully completed the Scarecrow Farm quest, I'm always ganked and lose my pack to the swarm of level 40 - 50 Reds that are constantly camping the docks. So I've created an eastern character and spend a little time each day observing the enemy. I watch as one boat load of western players after another are brutally massacred.
I've begun using my eastern character to smuggle packs from secluded rendezvous locations. Now I'm enjoying 100% success and the extra effort is definitely worth it. But I can only carry one pack at a time and the guild needs a ton of stabilizers. The assistance from anybody willing to help will be greatly appreciated. You'll need to create an eastern character and get him/her up to level 15. At that point you can go to work smuggling. Message Zatara in guild chat and I'll help as much as I can.