A man has been arrested and handed to the immigration authorities after Dyfed-Powys Police found a cannabis farm of more than 180 plants in Llanfair Caereinion town centre.

On Thursday, June 22, officers from Powys Proactive Team executed a drugs warrant at a rented property in Bridge Street, Llanfair Caereinion.

Inside officers found 180 mature plants, all which have been seized.

One man has been arrested in connection with the farm and has been handed over the immigration authorities while enquiries continue.

The farm was found at a rented property, leading Dyfed-Powys Police to issue a warning to other landlords in the area to be cautious of the potential misuse of unoccupied buildings.

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A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “We would like to ask people to be aware of potential misuse of unoccupied buildings and spot the signs, including people coming and going late at night.

“Often premises are let out, so if a building appears to have been leased but there is no apparent occupation or change of use, this could be a sign.

“Landlords, commercial and residential, need to be very careful who is renting and make sure they carry out the proper checks.

“It's also worth noting that despite the size of the grow in this instance, there was no smell from the outside.”

Police are advising anyone who suspects there is a cannabis grow near them to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline or by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk. If not you can call 101.