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Ex-cop gets 18 years for stealing, reselling guns to Cape gangsters

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Cape Town - A former police colonel, who was arrested after stealing and selling guns to gangsters on the Cape Flats, was on Tuesday sentenced to an effective 18 years behind bars.

Chris Prinsloo, 55, entered a plea and sentence agreement with the State after being arrested on 11 charges ranging from theft to racketeering and money laundering. He appeared in the Bellville Magistrate's Court.

The Vereeniging policeman was, according to police, behind the arming of gangsters primarily in the province’s gang-ridden communities.

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