KABUL: Afghan intelligence agents poured 3,000 litres of whiskey into a Kabul canal on Sunday, as the new Taliban authorities crack down on alcohol sales.
After seizing the booze during a raid in the capital, the General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI) published video footage showing its operatives emptying it into a canal after capturing it in barrels.
“Muslims must seriously abstain from the production and distribution of alcoholic beverages,” an intelligence official says in video footage released by the agency on Sunday and shared on Twitter.
However, according to a statement released by the agency, three drug dealers were arrested during the operation. It was not immediately clear when the raid took place or when exactly the booze was destroyed
The Taliban, who are notorious for their austere views on Islam, are even more rigorous in their resistance to the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages than the previous Western-backed rule.
Since the Islamists gained control of the country on August 15, the frequency of raids, especially those targeting drug addicts, has grown throughout the country.
There have also been various directives issued by the Taliban government’s Ministerial Department for Promoting Virtue and Preventing Vice on women’s rights.