'Drugs for sale' message catches man dealing to Bridgend

A message sent out by a drug dealer advertising ecstasy tablets was used to convict him after part of his finger was visible.

It was found on the phone of a man was arrested in Bridgend as part of a drugs operation.

This started a pioneering operation that took police 120 miles from Bridgend to Redditch, Worcestershire.

In the end, a finger print taken from the photograph helped to secure 11 convictions.

Dave Thomas of South Wales Police's scientific support unit described the use of this new technology as "groundbreaking".

BBC News