A driver has been fined after cannabis waste was found dumped in a wooded area more than 20 miles away from his home in west London.
Mohammed Al Haddad was paid to drive to The Gore, in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, before the customer dumped several black bin bags on the side of the road.
But the 34-year-old, from St Peter’s Grove in Hammersmith , was captured on a hidden camera installed by investigators from the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.
He pleaded guilty to a charge of flytipping at High Wycombe Magistrates Court in August.
The court was told Al Haddad’s vehicle was captured on camera at 12.20am on November 2016.
It showed the passenger from the van dumping a significant quantity of waste , which contained waste generated from the production of cannabis.
When sentenced on August 2, Al Haddad was handed a £584 fine and told to pay £1,000 towards the council’s costs.
He was also hit with a £58 victim surcharge, bringing the total he must pay to £1,642.
South Bucks District Council head of environment Luisa Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire , said: “This man was hired as a driver with a van, and ended up being complicit in fly-tipping carried out by his customer.
“With our 24/7 surveillance cameras deployed at numerous fly tipping hotspots, anyone in charge of a vehicle that is involved in illegal dumping should be aware that they could well end up in court.”
Al Haddad's customer could not be traced by the authorities.
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