LINK: Ex-cop Christiaan Prinsloo was jailed for gun running. CREDIT: Patrick Louw

Police sources say a gun linked to convicted former cop Christiaan Prinsloo has been discovered in Mitchells Plain, in the possession of a known gangster.

Reacting on a tip-off, cops swooped on a house in Lagonda Street, Beacon Valley, last week, where they arrested Siraaj Adams, 34.

Adams was allegedly in possession of 20 bankies of dagga and a firearm which cop sources say came from confiscated stock meant to be destroyed 23 years ago.

Adams is facing a charge of being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of dagga, and is expected back in the Mitchells Plain Magistrates’ court on November 16.

Police spokesperson, Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirms his arrest on August 7: “Police received a complaint about drugs being kept at premises in Lagonda Street, Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain.

“Police searched the premises and found a 2.2 firearm as well as 20 small bankies of dagga and loose dagga.

“Police arrested a 34-year-old male, the suspect had no licence for the firearm.”

Top police sources reveal the gun may be among the 2 400 Prinsloo allegedly sold to businessman Irshaad Laher.

“The firearm was a police issue that was supposed to be destructed in 1993,” says the insider.

“What is that gun doing in Mitchells Plain? We believe it may be from the same batch that Prinsloo sold to Laher.”

Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says: “We cannot comment on the allegation until forensic testing is done and a report is received.”