FBI Raids Another Raphy Pina Property

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On Sunday, the FBI raided a commercial property reportedly belonging to Raphy Pina. It’s the second raid for the Pina Records president and producer and associate of Daddy Yankee and Natti Natasha in less than one week.

Both properties are located in Puerto Rico’s central mountain region of Caguas; the first property allegedly belonging to Pina was reportedly a residence. The target of Sunday’s investigation was a commercial one: a gas station that Edwin Prado, a legal rep for the reggaetón mogul, confirmed is owned by Pina.

FBI spokesperson Lymari Cruz Rubio, also involved with last Wednesday’s raid, offered few details to Puerto Rican media. She did not state the two raids are related.

Last week, however, the reggaetón mogul’s rep said the raids are related to an in-progress investigation.

Early in December 2019, multiple shots were fired at Pina’s recording studio, also in Caguas. This occurred later on the same day that el Coliseo José Miguel Agrelot, nicknamed el Choli, was also targeted by at least 100 rounds of gunfire—just hours after Daddy Yankee performed as part of his Con Calma Pa’l Choli tour, which was presented by Pina. No injuries were reported at either incident.

Pina is not in Puerto Rico right now; social media shows he’s in St. Thomas, where he’s been for weeks, with his family. No direct public responses to the raids have been made on Pina’s part.