Fingerprint technology uses a photo to bust drug dealer
New fingerprint technology allows authorities access to your fingerprints through photo’s.
Gone are the days when police has to dust for fingerprints and get them off of objects.
With new technology, they are able to lift your prints from photos! Now that’s some CSI shit.
A drug dealer names Elliot Morris, has been sentenced to prison after being identified using this technology and a photo of him holding a bag of pills.
Initially the suspect, who is 28 years old, was linked to a cannabis-supplying operation by police in Bridgend, Wales who then called upon the Joint Scientific Support Unit (JSIU) at South Wales Police for assistance.
The selfie that caught you out
A photo of a hand holding ecstasy pills like Skypes and Ikeas surfaced which the JSIU then used in conjunction with a “pioneering fingerprint technique” to identify the fingers of Morris.
Forensic operations manager Dave Thomas praised the new technology:
“Specialist staff within the JSIU fully utilised their expert image-enhancing skills which enabled them to provide something that the unit’s fingerprint identification experts could work. Despite being provided with only a very small section of the fingerprint which was visible in the photograph, the team was able to successfully identify the individual.”
The technology led to the arrest of Morris, along with 9 people including his parents, and a sentence of 20 years in prison by Cardiff Crown Court for “involvement in a conspiracy to supply cannabis.”
Police recovered a total of 36 000 Pounds worth of ecstasy and 21 000 pounds worth of cannabis as well as 20 000 Pounds worth of Bitcoins, gained through drug sales.
The new fingerprint technology will bring a whole new level of justice to the world.