A drug dealer who he left his fingerprints on a Nandoâ€™s napkin he used to wrap round his cocaine has today, Thursday 11 September 2014, been jailed.
Ajaz Raja, born 7/3/82, of Herbert Street, Cheetham Hill, pleaded guilty at an earlier stage to possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
He was today sentenced at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square, to two years and four months imprisonment.
On 19 November 2013 officers from North Manchesterâ€™s Organised Crime Unit (Operation Cairo) conducted a drugs warrant at a house on Lytton Avenue, Cheetham Hill.
They found cocaine with a street value of Â£6,960, dozens of unused snap bags, and a set of digital scales.
During the subsequent investigation, Rajaâ€™s fingerprints were later found on a Nandoâ€™s napkin heâ€™d used to partially wrap a bag of cocaine in.
PC Darren Wayman, of Operation Cairo, said: â€œNo matter how well drug dealers think they cover their tracks they will always slip up, as in this case.
â€œOnce we presented the prints evidence to him he has little option but to admit to the offence.
â€œHeâ€™s now been jailed for more than two years so he wonâ€™t be enjoying a meal out at Nandoâ€™s, or anywhere else for that matter, for some time.â€