Police seize record $5 million worth of ‘liquid ecstasy’ in Wellington | 1 NEWS
Two men were arrested in Wellington and $ 5 million worth of drugs were confiscated by police.
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Hundreds of liters of the potentially deadly recreational drug were discovered along with other recreational drugs. Source: 1 NEWS
The arrests came after police issued seven search warrants across the city after a two-month investigation into the import and distribution of controlled drugs.
According to the police, a suspected import of Eutylon was found and about 400 liters of gamma-butyrolactone, known as GBL, were confiscated. It is the largest seizure of the anesthetic to date, police said.
The street drug – also known as G, Fantasy, or Liquid Ecstasy – usually comes in liquid form and is often mixed into a drink, according to the NZ Drug Foundation.
Police operation Skipjack confiscates liquid ecstasy supplies. Source: Supplied
The drugs have a street value of over $ 5 million.
According to police, two Wellington men, aged 29 and 35, are due to appear in Wellington District Court tomorrow for importing a Class B controlled drug, importing a Class C controlled drug and possession for delivery are charged with a Class B controlled drug.
The police are also investigating items that could be used to make methamphetamine and are at one of the addresses.