Alerts & notifications
Yellow tablet/powder containing potent opioid likely to cause seriousNotification|21 October 2022
A highly potent opioid, metonitazene, has been found in a yellow powder, likely from crushed tablets, which are possibly in circulation nationwide.
New synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone detected inNotification|08 December 2021
The synthetic cathinone dimethylpentylone has been detected for the first time in New Zealand.
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.
Increase in fake XanaxNotification|14 August 2020
There has been an increase in the availability of fake ‘Xanax bar’ tablets across New Zealand.
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.