Ibiza resident DJ arrested as head of drug trafficking ring

Updated: Feb 11, 2021

The Spanish authorities have reportedly arrested DJ Hugo Bianco. Hugo Bianco is originally from Miami, but spends a lot of his time doing DJ gigs on the party Island of Ibiza. According to Spanish authorities he used the contacts he got from his job as a DJ to smuggle drugs to the US.

Hugo Bianco is a DJ and producer, originally from Miami, where he has a radio station. He spends a lot of his time doing DJ gigs on the party Island of Ibiza. According to Spanish authorities he used the contacts he got from his job as a DJ to smuggle MDMA and ketamine to the US.


During operation "Pertinax", the Spanish Guardia Civil found eight kilos of XTC and ketamine, 38 kilos of weed and 4.500 plants in three indoor and one outdoor grow operation. They arrested 21 people and also seized electronic devices, documentation, €45,000 in cash and a vehicle with a hidden space which was used for transporting drugs.


To this date it's unclear what is going to happen with Hugo Bianco, neither him nor his management has released a statement about his arrest. It's also unclear if he will continue his DJ career from jail, what would be an interesting turn of events.


The investigation which led to the recent arrests started in October of 2018. The American Homeland Security Investigations had already arrested three people in Miami and seized 15 kilos of XTC and 14 kilos of liquid ketamine. In Spain two people were arrested a few months ago with 18 and 14.5 kilos of XTC pills on them.


For anyone interested in Hugo Bianco's DJ skills, check out this mix from last year:

 

Source: Euro Weekly News

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