Fecc was informed about a cross-border fraud case (Belgium/Germany) using the illegally obtained official registration document of a chemical distributor for Acetic anhydrid with the objective of placing orders and divert this drug precursor. Another case in Poland is under investigation.

Acetic Anhydride which falls under the EU Drug Precursors Regime and is therefore on the EU Mandatory Monitoring List (ANNEX 2 Scheduled Substances), has numerous licit uses, but also several illicit uses, in particular for the manufacturing of heroin, the synthesis of methaqualone, mecloqualone, BMK, and N-Acetylanthranilic acid.

To learn more about the method of the perpetrators, please go to Orders Acetic Anhydride Modus Operandi.