Two Thais arrested for selling balloon filled with laughing gas to tourists

Posted on August 22, 2013 • Filed under: Thailand, Tourist Scam reports that two Thai teenagers have discovered laughter isn’t always the best medicine after they were arrested for selling balloons containing ‘funny air’ – or laughing gas – to tourists. The pair, aged 17 and 19, were charged Wednesday with trafficking in controlled substances, punishable by a maximum five-year jail term, after allegedly selling balloons containing nitrous oxide in the tourist resort of Pattaya. The gas, known locally as funny air but more commonly referred to as laughing gas, induces euphoria and laughter when inhaled. Read article

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