Parcelforce Worldwide driver Adewale Aderounmu has been caught delivering marijuana in his parcels on his delivery route and was arrested.
Aderounmu was a part of a £1.2m drugs operation where he would intercept the bogus parcels and had them to accomplices in the drug ring according to the Crown Prosecution Service.
The 55-year-old driver who worked for Parcelforce for over a decade, has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to seven-and-a-half years in prison after he admitted to the one charge of conspiracy to supply Class B drugs last August.
Steve McIntyre, the senior investigations manager at the National Crime Agency, said: “It’s extremely important that smuggling routes like these are detected and the offenders who set them up and use them are brought to justice.”
“The issue of corrupt insiders is taken extremely seriously by the NCA in its mission to protect the public.”