Police arrest man for selling laughing gas in Crete

eKathimerini — Police on  Crete arrested a 63-year-old man on Thursday on charges he was selling laughing gas (nitrous oxide) in his store.

He was caught after police raided his store in the tourist resort of Hersonisos and found almost 675 ampules and 910 balloons containing the gas.

The raid was part of a crackdown on the drug across the island, especially in resort areas.

In July last year, arrests were made in Heraklion after an 18-year-old Briton, who was later found to have contracted meningitis, fell ill after inhaling nitrous oxide.