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May 15, 2014

Christian Ebanks is charged for firearm offenses, but is he wanted in Ecuador?

Christian Ebanks

Is thirty-nine year old naturalized Belizean Christian Ebanks also Floyd Wendel Ebanks Jurado, one of Ecuador’s most wanted fugitives? That’s the million dollar question, and tonight Police say they are still not sure. On Wednesday, members of the Gang Suppression Unit searched the home of Ebanks, located at number one-twenty-two Teacher Street. They found a nine millimetre pistol in a black plastic bag hidden in the bottom of a stove. Ebanks told Police he did not have a permit for the weapon, and was immediately detained and locked down. Today he was formally arraigned for keeping a firearm without a gun license. Now that’s a serious offence, but for Ebanks it could be much worse than that. Police believe Chiristian Ebanks may be Floyd Ebanks Jurado, an Ecuadoran fugitive wanted for the murder of Alejandro Martin Teofilo. Jurado has been on the run since 2011. Today head of the GSU Linden Flowers told News Five the investigation is still ongoing.


Supt. Linden Flowers, Head, Gang Suppression Unit

“A search was conducted and surveillance was done at his residence and it led to the find of the nine millimetre pistol for which he has been charged for kept firearm without a gun license.”


Mike Rudon

“Sir could we confirm that the tip had nothing to do with any murder in Ecuador, but rather to do with the firearm?”


Supt. Linden Flowers

“That is exactly what we have. No murder or any matter regarding Ecuador. We were directly dealing with an information that this person in Belize had a firearm or suspected to have a firearm in his possession.”


Mike Rudon

“It now appears that inadvertently, you guys have caught on to something even bigger, a fugitive for murder. It is not confirmed as yet, but it appears that way. Have you all made any inroads into proving if this gentleman, Mister Ebanks, is indeed the person who is wanted in Ecuador?”


Supt. Linden Flowers

“We are currently following up on different leads. We have sent information to our international partners in crime fighting and we are waiting for word to come back from Ecuador and from other organizations to assist us in that matter.”


Today in court, Ebanks asked Police Officers present if the media could be removed from the room. That request was, of course, denied. Police believe that Ebanks has a parent who is Belizean, and we are told that he attended school in Belize before going to Ecuador.

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