Antivirus pioneer John McAfee continues in North London after fleeing the Dominican Republic after his arrest for entering the country with a boatload of firearms
- John McAfee was released Wednesday in custody in the Dominican Republic
- The millionaire, 73, shared photos & # 39; s from his four-day stay at the detention center
- He was suspected of traveling on a yacht with high-caliber weapons and ammunition
- McAfee & # 39; s lawyer Candido Simon confirmed that he has decided to come to London
Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is only a few days after the Caribbean authorities have arrested him and his wife for entering the Dominican Republic with a boat full of firearms.
Authorities & # 39; asked him where he wanted to go and he decided on London & # 39 ;, said lawyer Candido Simon, who hired McAfee to represent him.
It comes just days after Mr. McAfee and five others were detained after being suspected of traveling on a yacht with high-caliber weapons, ammunition and military-style equipment, officials said.
The 73-year-old was released on Wednesday and left the Dominican Republic on Thursday with his wife. They then had a stopover in Madrid before they landed in London.
The eccentric virus pioneer tweeted today, and his location said he was in Camden, North London.
He tweeted: & Everyone asked … how did I smuggle a smart phone into prison? No body openings were needed. It was a simple skill.
& # 39; If my hands were larger, I could have smuggled in a Bangkok prostitute. & # 39;
John McAfee was detained with five others after being suspected of traveling on a yacht with high-caliber weapons, ammunition, and military-style equipment in the Dominican Republic
Mr McAfee tweeted today from Camden, London, about how he smuggled a phone about his person
John McAfee shared this photo of himself, taken in a detention center in the Dominican Republic, where he was detained for four days
Mr McAfee tweeted again today from Camden and claimed that he & # 39; en route & # 39; was with his wife
The tweet is a reference to photos that McAfee had shared about himself while he was shirtless in his cell when he was detained in the Dominican Republic, joking that they were in jail from his photo shoot.
He followed the tweet with another who claimed & # 39; the long arm of the US reaches us here in London. Thank goodness it's a weekend. & # 39;
While he was captured, McAfee took a number of photos of him without a top layer on a bed frame without a mattress.
He tweeted: & # 39; [Mrs. McAfee] insisted that I look better in this prison photo since I smiled. Janice was simultaneously in the cell block next door. She just forgot how to smuggle phones. & # 39;
The Armed Forces and the Caribbean Island Ministry said on Wednesday that McAfee was being taken into custody with his wife Elizabeth, US citizen Richard Alan Gibson, Robert Whitfield from Germany, Oral Thompson from the Bahamas and Vasner Louis from Haiti.
McAfee tweeted Wednesday that he had been released by officials in the Dominican Republic
After the Dominican authorities ensured that the United States had no active lawsuits or extradition requests for McAfee, they let him choose where he would be sent, Simon said.
McAfee, born in 1945 on an American military base on British territory, has both nationalities and asked his Twitter followers on Friday if he should campaign to become a British Prime Minister.
McAfee, also looking for the Libertarian Party nomination for the US president in 2020, recently told Reuters in an interview that he could help Cuba defeat the US trade embargo by launching a cryptocurrency.
The Public Prosecutor of the Dominican Republic said it had seized the weapons aboard the McAfee yacht when it docked on the north coast of the country and McAfee, his wife Janice, and four co-workers were detained.
Customs said it had found it on the yacht, the Great Mystery, pistols, a shotgun and rods of suspected silver.
Authorities said on Thursday that the couple were in custody for four days in the Dominican Republic. His campaign manager said Wednesday that McAfee would leave his yacht behind him for the time being.
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