Vice Squad
Monday, April 25, 2005
Drug Prohibition in Afghanistan

No, not that drug prohibition; this one, the one against alcohol. The Afghanistan constitution bans alcohol, but businesses are licensed to sell hooch to foreigners. So there's a moral police officer who goes into the licensed establishments to ensure that they are not selling to Afghanis. With respect to both supply and enforcement, it appears that there is some complementarity between alcohol and prostitution. Today's Chicago Tribune has more.

Update: Speaking (almost) of that drug prohibition, an alleged Taliban-era Afghan drug "kingpin" was arrested on Saturday -- in New York? Thanks to D'Alliance for the pointer.

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