Published: Friday, 14th February, 2014 9:41pm
Three people are being detained in Garda stations across the Midlands, as part of an investigation into organised crime in Offaly.
Gardai from Tullamore carried out planned searches on a number of houses in Clara and Tullamore earlier this morning.
Three people were arrested, including two females ranging in age from late teens to 20 years old, and a man aged 23.
They are being detained under the provisions of Section 50 Criminal Justice Act 2007 as amended at Portlaoise, Tullamore and Birr stations.