Authorities in the Spanish island of Ibiza have invited applications from private detectives to put a stop on unlawful parties, as Covid-19 cases keep increasing.
The authorities are seeking assistance from the detectives a series of raves that are being blamed for the rise in COVID-19 cases.
Many of Ibiza’s trendy nightclubs are closed, and pubs and restaurants must close at 1 a.m.
Secret raves are being organised in large private homes despite coronavirus limitations.
The raves take advantage of a legal loophole that forbids police from raiding private homes unless authorities have a judicial order, leaving officers with no choice but to try to break them up before they start.
In recent weeks, the number of unlawful gatherings has increased, with revellers frequently being tipped off about the location via social media barely 30 minutes before the party begins.
According to authorities, tickets cost roughly 100 euros ($119). In the Balearic Islands, fines for organising unlawful parties can vary between 100,000 and 300,000 euros.
Last Tuesday, the Balearic Islands, which include Ibiza, reported the highest two-week infection rate in Spain, with 916 cases per 100,000 people.
Successful applicants for the role of private detectives will be between the ages of 30 and 40, and will be able to blend in with partygoers. Their job will be to find out when and where parties will be held and to notify the police.