2 Oct 2020

Child suffered critical internal injuries after swallowing drug

3:11 pm on 2 October 2020

Police say a child who suffered critical internal injuries after swallowing an illegal drug is being discharged from hospital today.

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Starship Hospital. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Counties Manukau Police says the child is thought to have ingested the Class B drug GBL, a potent version of liquid ecstasy, on Tuesday.

They have launched an investigation and are liaising with Oranga Tamariki.

The Drug Foundation says GBL is a more potent version of GHB, also known as fantasy.