Three people have been charged in connection with human trafficking offences after specialist officers raided two properties in North Lanarkshire.
National Human Trafficking Unit police executed search warrants on Dalriada Crescent and Jerviston Court, Motherwell, on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation.
Two men, Floreau Sandu, 50, and Florian Pietraru, 39, and a 25-year-old woman, Teodora Rotaru, appeared at Hamilton Sherriff Court on Friday, April 9.
All three faced charges under the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015.
They are accused of being involved in the running of a brothel and procuring or attempting to procure a woman or girl to become a prostitute.
They entered no plea and were committed for further examination and released on bail.
They are expected to appear in court at a later date.