Fines amounting to R12 500 have been issued to sex workers in Cape Town, the city's vice squad said on Monday.
And the cost of the fines - as a business expense in the generation of income - will be passed on to the client.
Assistant chief Nathan Ladegourdie said spot fines were issued to sex workers and new sex workers were profiled in Sea Point, Green Point, Cape Town and Wynberg in an operation over the weekend.
The unit helped two women - one a minor - who had been forced into the industry by foreign nationals by taking them to places of safety, Ladegourdie said.
In Wynberg, a sex worker was arrested for being in possession of three units of tik, he said.