Armed police officers have reportedly raided Amnesia Ibiza, with the club’s owner Martin Ferrer arrested, in an operation that is said to be investigating organised crime.
Spanish website Diario de Ibiza reported that agents of the Spanish Guardia Civilia entered the venue at 8am this morning. Armed officers with sniffer dogs are said to have arrived by helicopter, in what Spanish newspaper El Mundo said is a joint operation with tax authorities.
A total of four people are reported to have been arrested and held at the venue so far, whilst a search is still taking place. There has currently been no official statement on the operation, as a secrecy order has been imposed on the case by the criminal court in Ibiza that is dealing with it. This is said to be standard practice in the early stages of an investigation.
A spokesman for the Guardia Civil in Majorca confirmed, “There is an operation in progress but the court secrecy order means we won’t be making a detailed official comment today or sending out a press release.”
It is unclear whether tonight’s Together at Amnesia Ibiza, which is planned to feature performances from Chase and Status, Wilkinson, Gorgon City, Shadow Child and many more, will still go ahead. A tweet this afternoon, which you can see below, said tickets to the event are still on sale.
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