National Drug Intelligence Bureau (NDIB)

The National Drug Intelligence Bureau (NDIB) is a multi-agency intelligence unit involving the New Zealand Customs Service, the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Police. It provides information to a range of workgroups within Police and Government agencies.

The NDIB provides strategic intelligence and advice on illicit drugs, potentially illicit drugs, and precursors, to support reducing drug-related harm through supply, control and demand reduction measures.

NDIB receives and shares information with overseas law enforcement jurisdictions and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The NDIB has reporting responsibilities on behalf of New Zealand to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board.

NDIB also governs Drug Information and Alerts Aotearoa, the national drug early warning system, via the High Alert website.

NDIB also governs the National Wastewater Testing Programme.  This programme estimates the consumption of illicit drugs in our wastewater network and monitors around 75 percent of the population.  The programme currently tests for methamphetamine, MDMA, cocaine, opioids, cannabis, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.  Quarterly reports on the results from wastewater testing can be found here on our Publications and Statistics section.

NDIB produces strategic assessments on illicit drug issues and commodities to proactively identify existing, new, and emerging drug trends; identify supply, trafficking routes and distribution networks; inform on health harms, risks, and future outlooks; and identify information gaps and scope collection plans.