Praise for Crime Intelligence after top GP cop's arrest

Chris Prinsloo was arrested in connection with the discovery of 750 rounds of ammunition at his house.

FILE: National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says the arrest of a senior Gauteng officer is another example of Crime Intelligence that is starting to translate into major successes.

Eyewitness News this morning revealed that Colonel Chris Prinsloo ,who has 35 years' service in the South African Police Service, was arrested in connection with the discovery of 750 rounds of ammunition at his house.

The arrest is part of a deeper investigation being conducted by a team in the Western Cape.

Phiyega says she is proud of the investigating team but sad about Prinsloo's arrest.

Prinsloo appeared in court earlier this week, was released on R5,000 bail and now faces suspension while his trial runs its course.

He is due back in court in March.

The police's Solomon Makgale says the arrest relates strictly to the ammunition found at the colonel's house.

Prinsloo was renowned for his knowledge of firearm laws.