A YOUNG British man has been arrested for allegedly distributing laughing gas in Puerto Banus.
Suspicion grew as police encountered a woman in a bar using siphons to recharge capsules of the gas.
After questioning her police were led to other women at the resort selling the gas for €5 a dose.
The trail led to the arrest of a young British man, whose name has not yet been reported.
Around 200 capsules of the gas were disposed of.
This is the first time police have become involved in the sale of laughing gas – or nitrous oxide – on the Costa del Sol.
Laughing gas, which gets its name from the euphoric effects it produces on inhaling it, is known for its a sweet odour and taste.
Is nitrous oxide illegal in Spain? If so, why? It is harmless, non-toxic,and makes life a gas. What’s not to like? Oh, of course, no rivals to booze and snout will be tolerated.