A criminal group producing and selling methadone has been exposed in Ukraine's Lviv where perpetrators set up a meth manufacturing site at a university chemistry lab, the region's prosecutor says.
A hookah bar employee had been administering online sales, while another one was involved in distribution.
Investigators have documented manufacture of about 3 kilograms of methadone worth over UAH 1.8 million.
The suspects were detained in a sting raid while attempting to sell 1 kg of the drug, Didenko reports.
According to the prosecutor, methadone was to customers by mail after payments were received to the culprits' bank accounts.