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No laughing matter! Cops crack down on "hippy crack" in Khao San Road
 
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Picture: Thai Rath
 
Police raided traders in Khao San Road earlier this morning after it was "discovered" they were selling balloons filled with nitrous oxide - also called laughing gas or hippy crack. 
 
The anesthetic that has often been used as a recreational drug was openly on sale in the tourist street. 
 
Chana Songkram police chief Maj-Gen Sukhun Phromayon led a group of food and drug administration officials in the raid that netted nine traders. 
 
The Maj-Gen told Thai Rath that secret agents had informed his men after discovering that laughing gas was being sold in the street. 
 
(It is right next to the police station, notes Thaivisa). 
 
Many tourists were availing themselves of the nitrous oxide.
 
So his teams formulated a plan to bust them and end their balloon caper. 
 
Nine female and male traders were charged with selling medicines without a permit and selling unregistered drugs. 
 
The penalties are severe - five years jail and/or 10,000 baht fine for the former and 3 years/ 5,000 baht for the latter. 
 
Dr Tharet Krasanairawiwong said it was no laughing matter. 
 
The gas is legally used as an anesthetic in hospitals and in airbags in the car industry. 
 
But illegal use in entertainment areas is becoming ever more prevalent. 
 
Taking too much of the gas can cause nausea, vomiting, confusion, fainting fits, injuries and unconsciousness. 
 
Long term use can be hazardous with possible nerve and muscle damage. 
 
Source: Thai Rath
 
 
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2 hours ago, webfact said:

The gas is legally used as an anesthetic in hospitals and in airbags in the car industry. 

It's odd, I've yet to hear of anyone in fits of laughter after being pulled from a car crash when the airbag has inflated.

Perhaps it's why firemen use breathing apparatus so often, just so be on the serious safe side?

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2 hours ago, webfact said:
 
The gas is legally used as an anesthetic in hospitals 

Which would be rather ironic if it was you're Nitrous Oxide motor that put you there as it's used as a performance tool in the car ( and  bike ) world ..

 

3 hours ago, webfact said:

they were selling balloons filled with nitrous 

That is so without class .. Not to mention difficult to hide a balloon full of the stuff in you're pocket .. The Brit' yoof prefer to get their laughing gear around small container's of the stuff as it's easier to sneak into bars .. 

 

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10 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:

Which would be rather ironic if it was you're Nitrous Oxide motor that put you there as it's used as a performance tool in the car ( and  bike ) world ..

 

That is so without class .. Not to mention difficult to hide a balloon full of the stuff in you're pocket .. The Brit' yoof prefer to get their laughing gear around small container's of the stuff as it's easier to sneak into bars .. 

 

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Yeah, but you try and sneak an 18,000 litre cannister into a bar:

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Those article are funny enough for me to laugh, no gas needed. I can't walk down a touristy walking street without being proposed many type of illegal drugs and those cops always act like they didn't even know this type of things could take place in Thailand.

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18 minutes ago, Jane Dough said:

Reminds me to go to bed early tonight. I was up at the crack of Dawn this morning.

 

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And does Mrs Rooster know about this Dawn lady??

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What a laugh!! No pun intended.. 

 

Don't we all love the way, that the RTP are so proactive.. This laughing gas has been sold under their nose, directly next door to the police station and they need to send undercover secret agents to uncover these bars selling the stuff..

 

Laughing gas has been sold for years in Khaosan Road and only NOW the police decide that it is an illegal offence selling "drugs" or "unlicensed medicine" at the many bars that have signage selling the stuff.. How many police walk the 500m road daily and have NEVER noticed or are walking with blinkers on.. Very LAUGHABLE!! 

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25 minutes ago, owenm said:

 

Don't we all love the way, that the RTP are so proactive.. 

 

Yup, super proactive when some business falls behind in their payments.  Or when they need a little extra money for the weekend.

 

Otherwise some pretty listless, hapless mofos.  But generally friendly outside of the tourist areas.

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"... The summer of 1799 saw a new fad take hold in one remarkable circle of British society: the inhalation of “Laughing Gas”. The overseer and pioneer of these experiments was a young Humphry Davy, future President of the Royal Society. ..."

 

Interesting article:  https://publicdomainreview.org/2014/08/06/o-excellent-air-bag-humphry-davy-and-nitrous-oxide/

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

Taking too much of the gas can cause nausea, vomiting, confusion, fainting fits, injuries and unconsciousness.

And not forgetting laughter... but that's not allowed !

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On ‎7‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 10:11 AM, webfact said:

Taking too much of the gas can cause nausea, vomiting, confusion, fainting fits, injuries and unconsciousness. 

Is this why they are such bad drivers?

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