The article itself states that they weren’t able to get usable fingerprints from the photo, and instead the offender was arrested from other evidence.
> However, there were just parts of the middle and bottom of a finger visible - records only keep the top part. This meant the image did not find a match on national databases.
> However, other evidence meant officers had an idea who they believed was behind the drugs operation.
So, what’s the story here? What a complete fucking sham of a propagandist article.
Very strange and misleading article. They talk about using a photo of a finger to catch someone based on their finger print. But then later on they write: "However, there were just parts of the middle and bottom of a finger visible - records only keep the top part.This meant the image did not find a match on national databases."
So really neither the fingerprint or whatsapp had anything to do with the arrest.
And of course fingerprints aren't the black and white identifier we had thought previously.
is such an in depth invasion of privacy (looking at everything in the phone of someone without proof of their wrongdoing) really worth it to catch drug dealers? drug dealing really is not the end of the world
Alright, this is a literal fingerprint, it's not like WhatsApp places "fingerprints" in pictures apart from, well, photos of fingerprints in a picture. Was worried for a moment there.
Is "WhatsApp photo drug dealer" a meme with which I'm unfamiliar?
Yet another dangerous cannabis dealer apprehended. 8.5 years in the slammer well deserved. Wales LE is truly doing God's work.