Gardaí have raided a least 15 premises in Cork as part of an investigation into human trafficking, money laundering, tax evasion and other serious crimes.

Over 80 gardaí from the Criminal Assets Bureau, The National Bureau of Investigation, The Immigration Bureau and local units were involved in the operation.

A large quantity of documentation, computers, counterfeit DVDs and other materials as well as around €50,000 were seized. 

A number of brothels and sex shops were also raided as part of the investigation, which is continuing this evening.