Alerts & notifications
Alpha-PVP like substance misrepresented as MDMA inNotification|27 December 2023
UPDATED 4 January 2024
An Alpha-PVP like substance has been detected in a brown powder presumed to be MDMA in the Christchurch region.
Heroin sold as ketamine in AucklandNotification|25 November 2023
Heroin has been found in a white powder that was sold as ketamine in the Auckland region.
Highly potent synthetic opioid misrepresented asNotification|03 November 2023
More highly potent nitazene variations have been identified.
Fake oxycodone tablets linked to seriousNotification|27 September 2023
Fake oxycodone tablets, containing metonitazene, may be linked to a recent death and serious hospitalisations in New Zealand
Potent stimulant Alpha-PVP misrepresented asNotification|06 April 2023
An off-white powder being sold as MDMA in Auckland has been found to contain Alpha-PVP.
Yellow tablet/powder containing potent opioid likely to cause seriousNotification|21 October 2022
UPDATED 28 MARCH 2023
Serious harm has been identified in relation to metonitazene found in a yellow powder. High Alert urges continued caution, particularly in the Auckland region.
New synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone detected inNotification|08 December 2021
The synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone has been detected for the first time in New Zealand.
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.
New cathinone N-EthylheptedroneNotification|29 June 2020
High Alert has received information about the presence of cathinone N-Ethylheptedrone. This has never previously been found in New Zealand.