Alerts & notifications
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
Synthetic Cannabinoid misrepresented asNotification|04 May 2023
Synthetic Cannabinoid MDMB-4en-PINACA has been detected in a yellow powder presumed to be DMT
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.
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.
Toxic chemical sold as MDMA inNotification|06 November 2020
The toxic chemical methylenedianiline is being sold as MDMA in Auckland.
AMB-FUBINACANotification|22 September 2020
The synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA has been detected in a number of locations 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.