skip to the main content area of this page

March 2018 – New Zealand: Police issue warning about N-ethylpentylone sold as “ecstasy”

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – March 2018: On 14th March 2018, the New Zealand Police issued a warning about N-ethylpentylone after Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department reported the admission of 13 people at the end of February, who had unintentionally used N-ethylpentylone which had been sold to them as “ecstasy”.

N-ethylpentylone, which is also known as ethylone, has been reported to the UNODC Early Warning Advisory by 28 countries from East Asia, Europe and North America. The majority of these countries identified the substance for the first time in 2016. The substance was first reported to UNODC in 2011.

For further information please see:

New Zealand Police – “Police issue warning about N-Ethylpentylone”

go back