- "Well, well, well," said the sleek Betan customs agent, in sarcastic simulation of good cheer. "If it isn't Sergeant Bothari of Barrayar. And what did you bring me this time, Sergeant? A few nuclear antipersonnel mines, overlooked in your back pocket? A maser cannon or two, accidentally mixed up with your shaving kit? A gravitic imploder, slipped somehow into your boot?"
- ―Agent Timmons greets Bothari[src]
Agent Timmons was a Betan customs officer whose job duties included separating visitors from any and all weaponry that they might be attempting to import. He had a long-term semi-friendly, semi-antagonistic relationship with Sergeant Bothari, whose attempts to do just that never succeeded but could get quite inventive.
- The Warrior's Apprentice chapter 5