In ANH, an Imperial officer reports to Darth Vader regarding the recently captured Millennium Falcon:
There's no one on board, sir. According to the log, the crew abandoned ship right after takeoff. It must be a decoy, sir. Several of the escape pods have been jettisoned.
What happened to the escape pods? All of the crew and passengers that were aboard the ship when it departed from Tatooine are still there at this point (only hiding), and there was no discussion of jettisoning anything in a pod or jettisoning any pods as a distraction. Is anything known about when and/or where the escape pods were actually jettisoned? Does supplementary material establish that Han and/or Chewie intentionally jettisoned some empty pods to make it appear that the ship had been abandoned (and probably falsified the ship's log at the same time)?