Gardaí have made further arrests and carried out a number of searches as part of an ongoing money laundering investigation relating to the seizure of a €50,000 of cash at Clonkeen, Portlaoise, Co Laois in April.

The arrests were made during a search and arrest operations carried out in Co Louth and north Co Dublin yesterday.

Two men, aged in their 20s and 30s, were arrested and questioned at Portlaoise Garda Station.

Both have since been released with without charge, files will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.