Manhunt launched for Soweto drug lab operators

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Johannesburg police are on the hunt for those responsible for operating a drug lab at a house in Orlando West, Soweto.

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole says they raided the property after midnight following a tip-off from the community.

However the house was deserted when they arrived.

Police say this is a high profile case which may help lead to a breakthrough in drug investigations in Orlando West.

Dozens of police officers and forensic investigators are also examining the scene.

The community says drugs are a huge problem in the area with many children hooked.

Although the commissioner would not estimate the value of the different drugs found here, it’s believed to be in the millions.