NNF 2017/003 Border Watch update: GBL "Fantasy" increase!

NNF 2017/003 Border Watch update: GBL "Fantasy" increase!

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have sought assistance from the CBFCA in getting the following communication out to all, as a matter of community safety. 

There has been a steep increase in illegal importations of gammabutyrolactone (GBL), a border controlled drug commonly referred to as ‘Fantasy’ and ‘Coma in a bottle’.  In recent seizures, the drug has been found concealed within commercial beauty products imported from China and Korea. Please see the following AFP media release and Border Watch update which details some common indicators to be aware of.

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Border Watch Update: "Fantasy" in beauty products

There has been a steep increase (+ 261% over 3 years) in illegal importations of gammabutyrolactone (GBL), a border controlled drug commonly referred to as ‘Fantasy’ and ‘Coma in a bottle’.

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1800 06 1800 or report online at www.border.gov.au/borderwatch. If you’re outside Australia or using a satellite phone call +61 2 6245 1325.

In recent seizures, the drug has been found concealed within commercial beauty products imported from China and Korea. Below are some indicators of suspicious behaviour, activities or goods to look out for and report to Border Watch:

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 Commercial beauty products from China (and)

 Bulk 20ml containers

 Declared as Gel used to remove make up glue

 Products used for the removal of imitation eyelashes

 May be addressed to beauty parlours/salons direct

In a number of cases, the drug is unwittingly purchased by the legitimate beauty industry and who are potentially unaware of the risks to consumers health.

The ABF, working closely with the Australian Federal Police remains committed in disrupting the activities of people attempting to import this dangerous chemical and further protecting the community.

*** Report any suspicious consignments to Border Watch ***