More arrests possible after top cop convicted for selling confiscated guns

The former police officer was sentenced to 18 years in prison for selling confiscated guns to gangsters.

Christiaan Prinsloo (left) was sentenced to 18 years in prison at the Bellville Magistrates Court on 21 June 2016. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Prosecutors in the case against a former senior police officer, who has been convicted of selling confiscated guns to gangsters, have not ruled out more arrests.

Christiaan Prinsloo has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to 11 charges, including racketeering and money laundering.

In a plea agreement, Prinsloo admits he would not have stopped selling guns to gangsters, if police had not intercepted the syndicate last year.

He told the court he worked with colleagues and an arms dealers to supply weapons to gangs in Cape Town.

The disgraced senior officer has revealed he used his position as head of the Germiston Armouryto facilitate the illegal sale of confiscated firearms.

The State says investigators are also closing in on others believed to be linked to the operation.

Meanwhile, in Blue Downs, the Community Policing Forum Cluster's Reginald Maart says he's concerned following several attacks on police officers in Delft since the start of the year.

Yesterday, a memorial service was held for Constable Mthetho Sandla, who was gunned down while responding to a business robbery at a filling station in Delft last Monday.

His partner was also wounded in the shooting.

The Hawks are investigating the attempted murder of another police officer who was attacked by three gunmen in Delft last month.

Maart says the South African Police Service must do more to clamp down on police murders.