Totally cheesy: A Liverpool man has been arrested and charged with selling heroin, MDMA, ketamine, and cocaine. There is nothing too uncommon about that. It's how the police caught him that is interesting. A simple wedge of cheese gave him away.
Authorities arrested Carl Stewart of Liverpool after posting a picture of a wedge of cheese he was holding in his hand to EncroChat. The image displayed three of his fingertips, the side of his thumb, and most of his palm.
Unfortunately for him, authorities cracked the app quite some time ago and have been busting crooks left and right. Merseyside Police said the image resolution was high enough to pull his prints and identify him in a criminal database.
JAILED | A man identified through a picture of a block of cheese is the latest to be jailed as part of #OpVenetic. Carl Stewart, 39, was sentenced to 13 & a half yrs in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs. Read more
UK drug trafficker nabbed by police because of his love for cheese