Police seize 1,200 containers of killer nitrous oxide party drug in Shoreditch in one NIGHT

July 29, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

A police crackdown on a small area of central London netted a whopping 1,200 containers of lethal ‘legal high’ nitrous oxide – in ONE night.

Police and Hackney Council brought in the whopping haul of the party drug during a sweep of trendy Shoreditch last Saturday night, which were being pedalled to revellers for £5-a-hit.

The gas, which has been blamed for a string of deaths, starves the brain of oxygen and makes users light-headed and disoriented for a few minutes.

Nitrous oxide canisters removed by the police in Shoreditch last Saturday night

Nitrous oxide canisters removed by the police in Shoreditch last Saturday night


Councillor Feryal Demirci said: “This so-called legal high can be extremely dangerous – not only does it put people at risk, it promotes anti-social behaviour.

“The empty balloons and nitrous oxide canisters also create a lot of litter in Shoreditch and Dalston, which is frustrating for residents, local traders and shoppers.

“We want to send a message out to the thoughtless peddlers of this dangerous gas – they’re not welcome on the streets of Hackney and we will take action to remove them.”

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