What Is BZP And TFMPP?

1-benzylpiperazine (commonly known as BZP), 1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine (commonly known as TFMPP) were listed as Class A controlled drugs in the First Schedule of the Misuse of Drugs Act on 15 November 2010.


Also known as

  • BZP, TFMPP, ‘Party Pills’


  • BZP and TFMPP belong to a group of drugs known as piperazines.
  • Both are stimulants of the central nervous system and are known to produce stimulant and hallucinatory effects similar to MDMA, commonly known as ‘Ecstasy’.
  • Both BZP and TFMPP are known to be distributed as tablets resembling ‘Ecstasy’.
  • They may also be known as “party pills”.


What Are The Effects of BZP And TFMPP?

Effects and Dangers

  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Heavy Sweating
  • Hyperthermia (increased temperature of the body)
  • Tachycardia (increased number of heart beats)
  • Agitation


What Are The Penalties of Possession or Consumption of BZP And TFMPP?


Possession or consumption of Mephedrone:

  • Up to 10 years’ imprisonment or $20,000 fine or both

Illegal traffic of Mephedrone:

  • Up to 20 years’ imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane

Illegal import or export of Mephedrone:

  • Up to 30 years of imprisonment or imprisonment for life and 15 strokes of the cane

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