Spanish Police Raid Pacha And Ushuaïa
As its known within the Spanish law enforcement community, Operation Chopin, or the systematic targeting of Ibizan nightclubs for tax fraud, has claimed two more superclub victims.
First came the well documented troubles at Amnesia, then (not exactly tax related) the Balearic boat parties and now, early this morning, mega clubs Ushuaïa and Pacha also felt the wrath of the law. Spanish police reportedly entered Ushuaïa, as well as its parent company Grupo Empresas Matutes, at 8am this morning, and Pacha at 6:30.
Thus far Operation Chopin has hit nearly 90 (!) venues within the Spanish territory and, at least for Amnesia, has resulted in drug related arrests and the seizure of some €2 million. At this time, no such problems have befallen Pacha or Ushuaïa. Neither venue has yet issued a statement.
Source: El Mundo