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Cape businessman back in court over gun peddling

Irshaad Laher faces a raft of charges including racketeering, corruption and money laundering.

Picture: freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - Cape businessman Irshaad Laher is expected back in court today in connection with a gun peddling ring.

The 41-year-old faces a raft of charges including racketeering, corruption and money laundering.

He is currently out on R100,000 bail.

Laher was arrested in June, a week after disgraced police officer Christiaan Prinsloo was sentenced to 18 years behind bars for his role in a syndicate that supplied guns to gangsters.

It emerged in court that Laher had allegedly bought around 2,000 firearms from Prinsloo since 2010.

Prinsloo also identified Laher and an arms dealer from Vereeniging, Alan Raves, as alleged accomplices in the operation.

Laher is expected in court today, while Raves is due back in the dock next month.

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