According to El Pais, the Spanish Civil Guard raided multiple Catalan government offices, including the headquarters of the region's departments of Economy; Foreign Affairs; and Labor, Social Affairs and Families.
On Sept. 20, Spanish police entered several Catalan government offices in Barcelona, seized documentation related to the referendum and arrested at least a dozen Catalan government officials.
On Wednesday, Spain attempted to stop the independence vote from taking place, followed by Spain's finance minister Cristóbal Montoro declaring that they were now set to take control of a large part of Catalonia's public finances.
Speaking after an emergency ministerial meeting, Puigdemont vowed the poll would go ahead, adding: "We reaffirm our peaceful response".
Spanish police also raided several government offices in Barcelona looking to confiscate election material linked to the referendum. It gave no details on the number of agents involved.
The area's 7.5 million inhabitants overwhelmingly favour a referendum, but are estimated to be evenly divided over independence.
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont accused the Spanish government on Wednesday of a de-facto suspension of the region's self-governance with its actions to impede the Catalonia independence referendum.
The Spanish government in Madrid has faced severe criticism for its attempts to stop the vote for going ahead, with reports that hundreds of police have been deployed to Catalonia and a total of 712 local mayors faced prosecution for supporting the referendum in their municipality.
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The measure means that virtually all the Catalan public spending will be in the hands of Madrid.
The reasons for Mr Jove's arrest were not immediately clear, but Spain's central government had warned that officials who help stage the referendum could face criminal charges.
The prosperous Catalonia region, whose capital is Barcelona, generates a fifth of Spain's economy.
Parti Quebecois leader Jean-Francois Lisee, a Quebec separatist, said today the provincial government must ask the Spanish people to respect democracy and allow the Catalan people to vote.
In central Barcelona, thousands of protesters gathered near Jove's office, many draped in red and yellow Catalan flags, chanting "Independence!" and "We will vote!".
Nearly immediately after the news, hundreds of Catalans gathered to angrily protest the raids outside government offices in the region's capital, Barcelona.
"We're no longer discussing whether Catalonia has independence".