GUARDIA Civil officers have arrested 14 people allegedly involved in distributing designer drugs in Ibiza, in an operation code-named Da Vinci.
They confiscated 3'000 ecstasy pills, three litres of liquid ecstasy, 450 grams of crystal LSD, and various amounts of other substances, as well as a fleet of five vehicles.
The arrests were made in Sant Antoni and members of the Guardia Civil force in Palma also collaborated in the operation.
A Guardia Civil spokesman described the haul of drugs as a supermarket of designer drugs. He added that the fight against drugs was a priority. Investigations started early in July and yesterday, Guardia Civil officers searched a dwelling in Sant Antoni, as a result of which six people were arrested and some drugs were seized.
The remaining members of the gang were arrested during a second raid on another dwelling.
The spokesman said that the investigation is still open and further arrests over the next few days have not been ruled out.
Last week in Ibiza, an 18-year-old Italian tourist died of a drug and alcohol overdose, and another tourist, aged 20, is fighting for his life in Can Misses hospital. Despite this, a spokesman for the health service said it had been a quiet weekend as only two or three of the 140 cases treated in casualty were drug related.