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Ajaz Raja, 32, who was jailed for two years and four months for possession of cocaine with intent to supply at Manchester Crown Court. Photo: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

Ajaz Raja, 32, who was jailed for two years and four months for possession of cocaine with intent to supply at Manchester Crown Court. Photo: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

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Ajaz Raja, 32, who was jailed for two years and four months for possession of cocaine with intent to supply at Manchester Crown Court. Photo: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

A drug dealer who left fingerprints on a Nando's napkin he used to wrap round his cocaine has been jailed for two years and four months.

Ajaz Raja, 32, was caught out when police raided a house in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, last November.

Cocaine with a street value of £6,950 was recovered along with dozens of unused snap bags and a set of digital scales, but analysis of the discarded napkin led the trail to Raja..

Raja, of Herbert Street, Cheethill Hill, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Manchester Crown Court to possession of cocaine with intent to supply, police said today.

Pc Darren Wayman, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "No matter how well drug dealers think they cover their tracks they will always slip up, as in this case.

"Once we presented the prints evidence to him he had little option but to admit to the offence.

"He's now been jailed for more than two years so he won't be enjoying a meal out at Nando's, or anywhere else for that matter, for some time."

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