A FLY-TIPPER was ordered to pay almost £4,000 for dumping drug-related materials in Buckinghamshire countryside.

Diamond Elezaj, 34, from Lewin Terrace, London, appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on January 11 2023. He pleaded guilty to the charge of illegal dumping of waste.

On February 17 2022, Mr Elezaj was caught on surveillance cameras as he drove to Harehatch Lane in Beaconsfield before dumping bags of waste at in broad daylight.

The seven zipped laundry-style sacks were full of plastic containers marked ‘rhizotonic’ and ‘ripening promoter’, and cannabis plant material and other packaging.

Bucks Free Press: The cannabis material The cannabis material (Image: Buckinghamshire Council)

The vehicle shown in the footage was traced back to a hire company in Uxbridge, and it was found to be in possession of Diamond Elezaj on the date of the offence.

Mr Elezaj attended an interview at Staines Police Station, where he initially admitted to the offence of dumping the waste.

As the interview continued however, Mr Elezaj gave ‘no comment’ answers and he refused to assist Buckinghamshire Council with the investigation.

Bucks Free Press: Enforcement cameras by Bucks Council captured the brazen fly-tipping in BeaconsfieldEnforcement cameras by Bucks Council captured the brazen fly-tipping in Beaconsfield (Image: Buckinghamshire Council)

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Bucks Council’s cabinet member for climate change and environment Gareth Williams said: “The camera doesn’t lie and when we find evidence of anyone flagrantly fly-tipping in our county, we will do everything in our power to investigate and prosecute. There is no excuse for fly-tipping.”

He was ordered to pay a £2,400 fine, clean up and investigation costs of £1,247 and a victim surcharge of £190, making the amount £3,837.