Three people have been arrested as part of an investigation into organised prostitution in Co Roscommon and Co Longford.

The arrests were made during an operation in the Tarmonbarry area of Co Roscommon yesterday evening.

Two males, who are aged in their 20s, and a female, in her 20s, were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Longford and Roscommon Garda Stations.

All three were released without charge this evening.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.