CT businessman allegedly involved in gun peddling ring, granted R100k bail

Irshaad Laher faces a slew of charges under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act.

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CAPE TOWN - A Rondebosch businessman, allegedly involved in a gun peddling ring, has been granted bail of R100,000.

Irshaad Laher faces a slew of charges under the prevention of organised crime act after he was implicated in a syndicate that supplied guns to Western Cape gangsters.

Last week, disgraced police officer Christiaan Prinsloo was sentenced to 18 years behind bars for his role in the operation.

Today the court heard Laher had bought around 2,000 weapons from Prinsloo since 2010.

The disgraced officer, with 35 years' service, admitted in court last week he used his position and resources as head of a Germiston Amoury to supply weapons for use by Western Cape gangs.

Prinsloo pointed Laher out as the middleman in that operation.

The Rondebosch businessman faces several charges including corruption, racketeering and money laundering.

He is expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrates Court again next month.