Spanish police find millions in cash stashed away in Ibiza’s biggest nightclubs
Ibiza’s nigthclubs are currently at the mercy of Spanish police who have launched a comprehensive crackdown targeting alleged tax fraud. Operation Chopin, as the ongoing raid is known, has already hit a whopping 87 venues.
On Thursday, September 15, about 40 police officers and officials from Spain’s national Tax Agency Officials raided Spanish super clubs Ushuaïa and Pacha, where they discovered massive sums of money amounting to several million Euros in total, as well as business documents that will require further inspection. Both venues are suspected of tax fraud.
“Now we just have to verify if the amounts correspond to those declared in the companies’ accounting records,” said one tax agent.
The new round of Ibiza nightclub raids follow recent investigations into Space and Privilege. The wide-sweeping crackdown on venues came to a head in early July when police found €2 million hidden inside Amnesia nightclub. The club’s owner, Martin Ferrer, was arrested with three others in connection to a drug-related operation.
While police have discovered millions in Ushuaïa and Pacha, there have been no arrests or links to a drug-related operation at present time.
Via: Diario De Ibiza