People smuggle goods only to not pay taxes or duty on the cargo. In our society they are considered as bad people because they are actually doing that theft of of taxes. The money which is actually used by government for betterment of the country. I am telling you because you need to understand that the people using this room for smuggling were not bad, they were just bastions of the society. In other words you can say that they were actually good people using this room for a good cause. Not just this, these people were involved with religious organizations like Wesleyans, Presbyterians and Quackers.