UTICA — An undercover operation on prostitution-related activity led by the Utica Police Department’s Tactical Unit led to the arrest of 12 people on numerous charges, police said.

Police said they arrested 4 women and 8 men.

Charges include but vary for each person: prostitution, loitering for the purpose of engaging of prostitution, petit larceny (arrest warrant), third-degree patronizing a prostitute and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.