It's all spy rings,letter drops and clandestine meetings on park benches avoiding eye contact.
That is my immediate impression of it but I can't see what role it'll play today.
However the death penalty for drugs is a trickier one to explain away.
Yes, drug smugglers are peddlars of death and in a way callous.
But you don't have a choice while your getting murdered but you do when you take drugs.
It's a supply and demand market and if you don't demand you won't get supplied.
It's as simple as that,unless the drug smugglers and pimps are forcing the heroin inside the victims veins.
Then it becomes an ideal candidate to put forward for the death penalty.
But my pacifist nature is stopping me from fully dedicating myself to it.
I've already explained the reasons why I'm lukewarm for the death penalty by killing someone in my first post.
Surely you have heard about Colin Stagg and Barry George's plight.
It is not true that losing one innocent life makes capital punishment wrong, IF capital punishment also saves many innocent lives who would otherwise be killed by criminals or by the consequences of certain types of crime such as human trafficking and drug distribution. Once we start "going to water" on crime and punishment, we end up with a society in which no one can live safely and those who tend to be criminals more freely follow their tendencies. Fear of consequence deters many many people from breaking the law even if does not deter all of us.
Ps modern espionage may include giving up both miitary secrets but also cyber ones, allowing a country to crash your economic and other systems at will. China has, and uses, a huge espionage network overseas for both industrial advantage, and for cyber warfare.