Three men are being held at Tullamore, Portlaoise and Athlone Garda Stations after a garda sting.
As a result of an intelligence led operation conducted by Gardaí intelligence units, a search, under warrant, took place at a house in rural Co. Laois near the Tipperary border and three men were arrested at the scene.
A large quantity of stolen property recovered. It's believed the arrests relate to a burglary at a jewellers in Athlone last week.
The three men, aged in their late twenties and early thirties, are currently detained at Portlaoise, Tullamore and Athlone Garda Stations under the provisions of Section 50, Criminal Justice Act, 2007 and can be detained for up to 7 days.
Investigations are on going.