A teenage girl is among three people being detained by gardaí investigating organised crime in the Midlands.
Planned searches were carried out at a number of houses in the Clara and Tullamore areas yesterday morning.
During the operation, the teenager and a 20-year-old woman were arrested, as well as a 23-year-old man.
They are being held at Portlaoise, Tullamore and Birr garda stations, under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.
This allows for a maximum detention period of up to seven days.