Top cop Chris Prinsloo faces fresh charges

The wide investigation is exploring links between the police and criminal gangs.

FILE: The wide investigation by the Western Cape team is exploring the links between the police and criminal gangs. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have confirmed that new charges have been laid against one of Gauteng's top policemen who was arrested after hundreds of rounds of alleged state-owned ammunition was discovered at his home.

Colonel Chris Prinsloo who has over 35 years of service, headed up the firearms licences division and was respected by his colleagues.

He was arrested in January by a police task team from the Western Cape and made another appearance in a Vereeniging court yesterday.

The police's Solomon Makgale says Prinsloo now faces new charges of theft and racketeering.

He says more arrests are expected.

"There are a number of people that we have on our radar. We've concluded some of the investigations, and we will very soon start arresting those individuals that were involved in this matter."

The wide investigation by the Western Cape team is exploring the links between the police and criminal gangs, as well the sale of firearms, ammunition and gun licenses.