Just as the summer season kicks in, authorities close three of Ibiza’s most popular clubs, citing drugs violations.
Amnesia and Bora Bora will be forced to close for one month starting next week, while DC10 will have to shut it doors for two months, beginning next Monday.
The action against the clubs is the result of Guardia Civil investigations into the consumption and sale of drugs at the venues during 2005-2006. The police allege that the clubs have done nothing to curb the activity, thus the shutdown.
In addition, each venue faces a fine of 6,000 euros.
The use of narcotics “creates dangerous situations” and “damages Ibiza’s tourist credentials”, sources at the Ministry of the Interior told local newspaper Diario de Ibiza today.
With Ibiza clubs only open during the summer season, the length of the closures were judged to be “the equivalent of a year in other parts of Spain,” according to sources at the Ministry.
The closures will come as a massive blow to all three clubs and the industry on the island in general. Amnesia was due to open on June 16 with big nights lined up for June including Cocoon and Cream. Mondays at DC-10 started last week, but the club will shut after merely one opening party.
The decision can be challenged in the courts.