Well known Belizean businessman, John Zabaneh, who owns various large business ventures in Stann Creek including Mayan King Limited, Mid-South Investments Limited, Belize Chemicals Limited and many more was originally put on a blacklist by the US Government back in 2012 as they claimed that Zabaneh’s companies were involved in the trafficking of illegal narcotics on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel, ran by notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Since the beginning of the blacklist, Zabaneh maintained his innocence and fought on a daily basis to clear his name with the US Government.
After a recent legal battle against the Office of Foreign Assets that was held in US Court, John Zabaneh has emerged victorious and will be removed from the blacklist.
Other Belizeans who were also added to the blacklist back in 2012 along with John Zabaneh was his nephew, Dion Zabaneh and Corozal based business associate, Daniel Moreno.
There is no word whether DIon or Daniel will remain on the blacklist.