Wednesday, February 18, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: 40 year old naturalized Belizean businessman Christian Ebanks had charges of unlawful possession of a firearm dismissed by Magistrate Dale Cayetano on Tuesday.
Ebanks was accused in May of 2014 by the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) of keeping an unlicensed nine-millimeter pistol inside a stove at his Teacher Street residence, which the GSU found after a raid.
But after hearing testimony from the officers involved in the case and Ebanks himself, the Magistrate found that there was a lack of evidence tying Ebanks to the weapon and dropped the case.
Ebanks was also accused, under another name, of being involved in a reported murder in his native Ecuador, however there is no extradition treaty between the two countries so he cannot be sent for to face that offense.
Ebanks was represented by Senior Counsel Ellis Arnold.
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