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Two women have been arrested today following an investigation into human trafficking, organised prostitution, and money laundering.

Earlier today, Gardaí attached to the Human Trafficking Investigation and Coordination Unit (HTICU) at the Garda National Protective Services Bureau (GNPSB) with the assistance of Gardaí from the Western Region conducted a number of searches in Roscommon, Longford and Donegal.

The searches were conducted as part of an ongoing investigation into human trafficking, organised prostitution and money laundering.

Two women, aged in their 40s and 30s, have been arrested and detained at a North Dublin Garda station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 on suspicion of Organised Crime Offences.

The detention means they can be held for a period of seven days.

The Garda National Protective Services Bureau is calling on any persons who have been the victim of Human Trafficking to contact the Garda National Protective Services Bureau, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station, where they will be treated with the upmost confidentiality and sensitivity.

The investigation is ongoing.

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