27 people are facing charges after an investigation into the sex trade in Calgary.
Police launched the probe after several complaints in the area of 15th Avenue and 2nd Street SW and in the area of 19th Avenue and 48th Street SE.
Investigators say they wanted to connect with sex trade workers to help them get out of the industry, while also catch those trying to get their services.
Despite the emergence of online tactics, officers say traditional locations are still being used.
The 27 people are facing charges of “unlawfully communicating with any person for the purpose of obtaining sexual services.
Officers add seven summonses were issued for traffic-related offenses, while 19 warrants for unrelated criminal code charges were also executed.