After the police raids in Ibiza earlier this year it looks like it has continued with two raids this morning 6:30 AM local time. Ibiza’s Pacha and Ushuaia were raided by spanish police as part of the ongoing operation that is looking into suspected tax fraud.
The two famous nightclubs are being investigated as part of the ongoing ‘Operation Chopin’, which already raided Ibiza’s clubs like Space, Amnesia and Privilege. Amnesia’s owner Martin Ferrer was arrested in July, following a 17-hour raid in which the police recovered a reported €2 million in cash.
The Ibiza offices of Grupo Empresas Matutes (GEM) are also said to have also been hit. They are the parent company of Palladium Hotel Group, which oversees Ushuaia.
Pacha has released a statement regarding the current investigation:
“…the company has always cooperated with the authorities and has offered all of the help necessary to facilitate their work…[we have] met all of the legal financial and tax requirements for all of the markets in which [Pacha] operates.”