According to Newsweek, the South Wales Police Department confiscated a photo from someone who they arrested. The image was found on their mobile photo, sent through the social media platform, WhatsApp. A photo of a man holding ecstasy tablets in his palm led to 11 different convictions.
Initially, authorities traced the image back to 28-year-old Elliot Morris, which ended up in a gang raid of drugs and cash in Bridgend. During the investigation, authorities busted a supply of in cannabis, cocaine, and ecstasy worth over $50,000 as well as nearly $30,000 in cash.
The police's scientific support unit used a "pioneering technique"—of detecting fingerprints in a photo—in a case that was one of the first of its kind in the region.