Two women have been arrested in Co Westmeath in connection with a human trafficking, money laundering and prostitution investigation.

Gardaí arrested the women, aged 42 and 29, after a search of two premises this morning in the Mullingar area.

The women are detained at Mullingar Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

Investigations are continuing, according to gardaí.