Alerts & notifications
Fentanyl in white powder causes multiple hospitalisations in WairarapaAlert|25 June 2022
UPDATED 1 JULY 2022
Fentanyl found in white powder linked to serious harm events in the Wairarapa region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Synthetic cannabinoid MDMB-4en-PINACANotification|08 July 2020
High Alert has received information about the presence of MDMB-4en-PINACA, a synthetic cannabinoid that's an analogue of 5F-ADB.
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.