No laughing matter: France seizes record seven tonnes of nitrous oxide worth €2.75 million

Paying Social Media Jobs
Social sharing

French police say they have received a record haul of nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas.

Seven tonnes of the gas were recovered from a warehouse in December near Paris, police said on Twitter.

The nitrous oxide was found in cylinders in the suburb of Noisiel and has a street value of €2.75 million, they added. Three people have also been arrested as part of the operation.

The discovery was made after an investigation was launched by French authorities in Lyon in September.

Police say the probe focused on an organised criminal gang that was selling and distributing nitrous oxide on the black market.

Laughing gas is popular among partygoers and young people in France for its euphoric effect, but the gas can cause asphyxiation, loss of consciousness, or even severe neurological and cardiac disorders.

Since 1 June last year, France has banned the sale of nitrous oxide “to obtain psychoactive effects” with a fine of €3,750.

Source

READ ALSO  France's ex-health minister Agnes Buzyn indicted in COVID-19 handling probe
About 9News Nigeria 10017 Articles
9News Nigeria is Nigeria's favourite news source. For Authentic, Unbiased News on Politics, Business, Sports, Technology, Entertainment and Lifestyles, Health, Nollywood, Crime and Investigations, Family and Relationships, Inspirations .. and much more. For Latest News from Africa and around the world, 9News Nigeria is your best source. WhatsApp +2348115805632 Email: info@9newsng.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/9NewsNG | Twitter/Instagram: @9newsng

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment

Paying Social Media Jobs
Paying Social Media Jobs
Paying Social Media Jobs