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DEA Ecstasy Raid Hits Miami Superclub

Author: Jonty Skrufff (
Sunday, September 7, 2003
Management of Miami superclub Space 34 could find themselves being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) following a massive drugs raid on their club, local newspaper the Sun Sentinel reported this week.

11 people were arrested for drugs offences during the August 15 raid which followed a 2 year undercover operation, meaning the owners and promoters, whether innocent or not, could now find themselves liable under the ultra-draconian RAVE Act.

"How do you keep 2000 people from doing drugs at a nightclub or concert; make them all get naked, do a full cavity search-" Space 34 owner Luis Puig told the Sun-Sentinel.

"I can't hire any more bouncers. Pretty soon there's going to be more bouncers than people in my club"

Space 34 opened during the Winter Conference this year with a line-up including regular guest DJs Danny Tenaglia, Paul Van Dyk and Steve Lawler. As well as having the DEA on their tale, the multi-million dollar operation also appears to be being targeted by local newspaper the Miami New Times, who published a gloating article celebrating the raid.

Space 34, Miami [I Feel Love streamed onsite]