Things are going from bad to worse for Ibiza superclub Amnesia.
Yesterday the White Isle nightspot was raided by Spanish police, who arrested four staff members including owner Mike Ferrer. Now, local newspaper Diario de Ibiza is reporting that police returned to Amnesia after it shut yesterday and continued their search, finding €2 million inside “hidden compartments” in the club.
As picked up by Resident Advisor, Diario de Ibiza report that Spanish authorities returned to the venue with a money counting machine and “pick axes and other tools to find hiding places in the offices of Amnesia,” retrieving at least €2 million in cash.
There’s been no official statement from Amnesia or Spanish police, but reports in local press suggest the raid was part of an investigation into money laundering. Officials from the Organised Crime Team, Drug Enforcement Administration and Tax Agency arrived at the raid with members of the Spanish Civil Guard. Assets have also reportedly been seized by police from suspects’ homes, safety deposit boxes around the island and a boat belonging to Amnesia’s owner.
Amnesia remained open for today’s techno party HYTE. In 2016, Amnesia Ibiza was voted the third best club in the world by DJ Mag readers.