Taliban intelligence agents dumped about 3,000 liters of alcohol into a canal in the capital, Kabul, as authorities tightened a ban on alcohol sales.
“Muslims must seriously avoid processing and transporting alcohol,” an official from Afghanistan’s General Intelligence Directorate (GDI) said in a video posted on Twitter on January 2.
Video shows agents of the Taliban government dumping barrels of alcohol into a canal in the capital, Kabul, after obtaining the alcohol in a raid. About 3,000 liters of alcohol were dumped and the owners of three liquor dealers were also arrested, GDI added.
The sale and consumption of alcohol has been banned in Afghanistan since the old government, but the Taliban, which imposes strict Islamic regulations, has become increasingly aggressive in handling the issue.
Since taking power in August 2021, the Taliban have increased the frequency of their raids across Afghanistan, targeting drug addicts as well. The Taliban government’s Ministry of Ethics and Vulnerability Prevention also issued a number of guidelines restricting women’s rights, demonstrating more draconian measures.
Ngoc Anh (Follow AFP)