A team of Afghan intelligence agents has poured about 3,000 liters of liquor into a canal in Kabul, the country’s espionage agency said on Sunday, when the new Taliban authorities began selling alcohol.
Video footage released by the General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI) showed her agents seizing alcohol stored in barrels in the canal after seizing it during a robbery in the capital.
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“Muslims need to seriously refrain from making and supplying alcohol,” a religious scholar said in a video posted by the agency on Twitter on Sunday.
It was not clear when the robbery was carried out or exactly when the alcohol was destroyed, but a statement issued by the bureau said three dealers were arrested during the operation.
The sale and consumption of alcohol was banned even under the former Western regime, but the Taliban, known for their stricter brand of Islam, are stricter in their opposition.
Since the Islamists took power on August 15, the frequency of raids, including on drug addicts, has increased throughout the country.
The Taliban’s Ministry of Virtue Promotion and Prevention has also issued several guidelines restricting women’s rights.
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