Operation Ark: Inside NZ $50 m drug ring designer

He was the son of Lee Vincent and his wife. Founded VC Sports Science LTD in 2001 after what Aguiar described was one night in the city after a “business opportunity ” was presented. And Aguiar changed his name to Chase. “One of our friends had this white powder with him,” said Chase. “What drew my attention was that he said it was legal, that it was a very innovative concept at that time “. A drug that raised you was a stimulant, and it was legal. So I saw a business opportunity there. “We took it that night, we loved it, we went out and had a good time. ” Chase and Lee Vincent contacted the American website, which had supplied the white powder to his friend. It was Benzyl PIPERAZINE, or BZP. The stimulant was completely deregulated in New Zealand. For an even better level, Vincent’s research revealed that BZP mixed with the trifluorométhylphényl piperazine (TFMPP) abroad. The pills gave the users a high euphoric, similar to MDMA, better known as ecstasy, but they were perfectly legal. They started selling with “word of mouth ” to friends and co-workers; “replaced ” People, as Chase described them, who were in the party or the Rave scene. “I had no doubt that our products would have competed with ecstasy.” Each pill costs 12 cents to make; Chase and Vincent would sell a lot of $1000 for $30, 000 in credit. If you weren’t paid, it cost you only $120. Above all, they never told their customers the secret ingredients, BZP or TTMPP; Only the pills were legal. They were deliberately kept underground, fearing that the government would ban BZP, or competitors would start selling rival products. The first opponent to appear on stage was Matt Bowden, who became the face of the “legally high” industry in the regulatory debate. Chase explained Bowden, whose rocker alias is Star Boy, but he used the same connections, but he used a different business model. It has produced small amounts of capsules that have been packaged, marketed and sold in adult deposits. Then came Logan Millar. He was a customer of Chase and Vincent and wanted to know if BZP was the ingredient. “It was obvious that he knew it was and he kept asking me where I could get BZP,” Chase said. While Bowden sold capsules at sex stores, Chase said that Millar was the first person to openly sell BZP and TFMPP “party pills ” around 2004. Its two products were known as “CHARGE and Rapture “. “Logan put them through the dairies, announced them on the radio, had trace panels outside the dairies,” said Chase. “I thought it was really quite irresponsible, I thought it would probably bring a ban on BZP and TFMPP. But he didn’t. Instead, more competitors were meeting in the market and prices were cheaper. This made the sales for Chase and Vincent, who did not commercialize their pills to deliver in bulk. The realization that BZP would not be banned at any time soon ventured into Chase and Vincent, and decided to enter the retail game. The London Underground was born. Instead of competing with its competitors Bowden, Millar and Matt Wielenga the man who would later administer Kronic-in the London Underground, London Underground focused on creating a premium product. A embossed tablet with Union Jack, marketed under the heading JAX, sold for $30. Chase was first a single-man group. He pushed, grabbed and sold the tablets himself, going from door to door to convince retailers. The pills were popular in the dance party scene.