Taliban Dump 3,000 Litres Of Liquor Into Canal In Anti-Booze Raid

Kabul- The Taliban regime in Afghanistan has once again demonstrated its commitment to its interpretation of austere Islamic practices. On Sunday, Afghanistan's intelligence agency, the General Directorate of Intelligence, released video footage that showed its agents had dumped around 3,000 litres of liquor into a canal in Kabul.

The agency said the liquor was seized during a raid in the capital and three alcohol dealers were arrested in the operation. The agency did not specify the time or location of the raid. In the video uploaded by the agency on Twitter, a religious scholar was quoted by AFP as saying, “Muslims have to seriously abstain from making and delivering alcohol.”

While sale and consumption of alcohol was barred in Afghanistan even during the previous western regime, the Taliban have been stricter in cracking down on liquor. “Since the Islamists seized power on August 15, the frequency of raids, including on drug addicts, has increased across the country,” AFP reported.

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