In yet another crackdown to uphold its austere brand of Islam, Taliban has now taken action on illegal sale of alcohol.
As per the country’s spy agency on Sunday, a team of intelligence agents poured around 3,000 litres of liquor into a canal in Kabul.
Watch: It’s ‘liquor’ time? Now, Taliban cracks down on alcohol, pours 3,000 litres into canal
A video of the action has also been released by the General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI) of Afghanistan government.
In the video footage, agents can be seen pouring the alcohol, which was stored in barrels, into canal.
During a raid in the capital, the authorities had seized the alcohol. Some people were also arrested in the case.
د ا.ا.ا د استخباراتو لوی ریاست ځانګړې عملیاتي قطعې د یو لړ مؤثقو کشفي معلومات پر اساس د کابل ښار کارته چهار سیمه کې درې تنه شراب پلورونکي له شاوخوا درې زره لېتره شرابو/الکولو سره یو ځای ونیول.
نیول شوي شراب له منځه یوړل شول او شراب پلورونکي عدلي او قضايي ارګانونو ته وسپارل شول. pic.twitter.com/qD7D5ZIsuL
— د استخباراتو لوی ریاست-GDI (@GDI1415) January 1, 2022
In the footage posted by the agency on Twitter, an intelligence official on Sunday said, “Muslims have to seriously abstain from making and delivering alcohol.”
Although the timing of the raid is not clear, three dealers were nabbed in the operation, a statement issued by the agency said.
The exact date of the action has not been shared by the Taliban authorities.
Selling and consuming alcohol has been banned for several years in the country. Taliban also have strict opposition to the consumption of liquor.
(With inputs from agencies)