Harlingen (KFXV) — 15 suspects are arrested after conducting a large scale sex trade sting.

It happened near C and D streets and Van Buren. Undercover police officers were approached by the suspects and solicited a sex act for compensation, all suspects were arrested immediately and transported to Harlingen Police Department for processing.

Officer Larry Moore says eliminating prostitution, prevents many other crimes.

Officials are asking the community to report suspicious activity to the local police department.