'He flooded Cape Flats communities with guns' - anger over former cop's release

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A former police colonel, who was found to have sold guns to gangs on the Cape Flats, is out on parole and under witness protection – and some anti-crime activists are outraged that he is being given special treatment.

In 2016, Chris Prinsloo was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for more than 20 charges of racketeering, corruption and money laundering.

The former police colonel was found to have stolen police-owned firearms and sold it to, among others, Cape Town gangs. The haul of weapons was valued at around R9 million.

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