Alerts & notifications
Fentanyl-type substance in white powder causes multiple hospitalisations in WairarapaAlert|24 June 2022
UPDATED 26 JUNE 2022
Fentanyl-type substance found in white powder linked to serious harm events in the Wairarapa region.
Misrepresented MDMA linked to serious harm in WhanganuiNotification|05 June 2022
An unknown brown powder being sold as MDMA has been linked to serious harm events in the Whanganui area.
Potential adulteration of GBL inNotification|14 April 2022
We've identified harm linked to the potential adulteration of GBL and GBL-type substances in Auckland.
Highly potent opioid found in fake oxycodoneNotification|25 March 2022
A very potent opioid has been found in fake blue 30mg ‘M30’ oxycodone tablets being sold in the Wellington region.
Toxic chemical sold as 1,4-BD inNotification|24 December 2021
The toxic chemical diethylene glycol being sold as the recreational drug 1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD) in Auckland.
New synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone detected inNotification|08 December 2021
The synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone has been detected for the first time in New Zealand.
Synthetic cannabinoid harm inNotification|05 July 2021
A particularly dangerous batch of synthetic cannabinoids is currently present in Taranaki.
Synthetic cannabinoid harm across the lower NorthNotification|20 April 2021
A dangerous batch of synthetic cannabinoids is currently present across the North Island.
Serious synthetic cannabinoids harm inNotification|26 February 2021
A dangerous batch of synthetic cannabinoids is currently present in Christchurch.
Dangerous dose of eutylone in ‘Red Bull’Notification|23 February 2021
A dangerous amount of eutylone has been detected in ‘Red Bull’ tablets in Christchurch and Wellington.
Toxic chemical sold as MDMA inNotification|06 November 2020
The toxic chemical methylenedianiline is being sold as MDMA in Auckland.
Flualprazolam found in fake ‘Xanax’Notification|12 October 2020
Flualprazolam, a dangerous and potent novel benzodiazepine, has been detected in yellow counterfeit Xanax pills being sold across New Zealand.
Serious incidents linked to synthetic cannabinoids inNotification|02 October 2020
A number of harm incidents involving synthetic cannabinoids have occurred in the Taranaki region.
AMB-FUBINACANotification|22 September 2020
The synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA has been detected in a number of locations across New Zealand.
Increase in fake XanaxNotification|14 August 2020
There has been an increase in the availability of fake ‘Xanax bar’ tablets across New Zealand.