Interesting aspect. However, the marketshare of Orwo films was small. More important, Orwo films were sold in West-Germany rebranded. The warning you got would not cover those films. I don't know of Orwo films sold by West-German retailers being processed in East-Germany.
It would have taken some effort by an intelligence service to spy fruitfully by this means. And there were better alternatives.
As we are speaking about intelligence: in the 50's a US photographic company spied, aided by US authorities, on a West-German competitor.
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