Afghanistan: 3.000 liters of smuggled alcohol spilled into a canal

The new Islamic regime strictly prohibits and punishes the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages

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The Taliban intelligence service said Sunday it had seized about 3.000 liters of smuggled alcohol, a quantity spilled into a canal in Kabul, as the new Islamist regime banned and severely punished the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

In a video released by the Directorate General of Intelligence (DGI), uniforms of the special services of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA, as the Taliban call their regime) are shown as they empty large barrels into the canal.

The GDC said in a statement that 3.000 liters of alcohol were seized and destroyed after an operation in a district of the Afghan capital, during which three people were arrested.

"Muslims should refrain from producing and disposing of alcohol," he said in the video.

The sale and consumption of alcohol was formally banned in the days of the previous government, which was supported by the West. But the Taliban, known for their fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law, stepped up their crackdown after seizing power in mid-August.

The Ministry of Ethics and the Prevention of Immorality has also issued various recommendations that restrict women's rights.

Source: RES-EAP