Police officers have raided a second cannabis farm in Welshpool town centre at the former County Times office - two days after finding another grow in the town's former HSBC building.

One man has been arrested and is currently in police custody while officers investigate the latest haul.

It is understood that the cultivation at both the former County Times and HSBC buildings are worth a combined £1 million. The factories have not currently been linked to one another.

The empty County Times building, located down an alleyway just off Broad Street, was described as a “sophisticated” set-up for cannabis cultivating which also dangerously bypassed roughly 200 amps of electricity into the property.

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Bags of cannabis plants were seen being cleared from the building on Wednesday afternoon (January 10) while officers were at the scene following the raid on Tuesday (January 9).

Heavy police activity was reported in the town late on Monday afternoon, at around 5pm, with police tape now covering the door to the former bank building on the corner of where Broad Street and Berriew Street meet.

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Police said the plants were seized from the old bank building, which closed as a branch of HSBC in September 2021, and was left in a dangerous condition and Scottish Power had been called to assist.


A spokesperson for the force said on Wednesday: “Dyfed-Powys Police proactive drugs team executed a warrant at a property on Broad Street, Welshpool on Tuesday, January 9.

“A large amount of cannabis was located at the address.

“A man has been arrested and is currently in police custody.”