Millionaire antivirus pioneer John McAfee has shared photos of himself in a detention cell in the Dominican Republic after he was arrested for bringing weapons and ammunition to the country.
McAfee, 73, the eccentric creator of the antivirus computer software of the same name, was released from detention with five others on Wednesday.
They were suspected of traveling on a yacht with high-caliber weapons, ammunition, and military-style equipment, officials said.
Now McAfee has shared photos of himself lying shirtless in his cell, joking that they were in jail from his photo shoot.
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;
John McAfee shared this photo of himself, taken in a detention center in the Dominican Republic, where he was detained for four days
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: & # 39; I was treated well. My superiors were friendly and helpful. Despite the helpful circumstances, we have decided to continue. More Later. & # 39;
McAfee has been fleeing from various law enforcement agencies since 2012 due to his alleged involvement in a murder in Belize. He currently runs the IRS for not filing taxes.
Despite the fact that he is a fugitive, he is running on a cryptocurrency platform for the president in 2020.
He was an outspoken critic of the government, Trump, and global institutions, and claimed earlier this summer & # 39; captured & # 39; to have been hit in Cuba while running away from the IRS.
McAfee joked that the photos & # 39; s from his & # 39; prison photo shoot & # 39; and he shared it with his followers
On Tuesday, his campaign leader Rob Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Loggia-Ramirez took over his Twitter account to claim that he had been detained.
He wrote cryptically: & # 39; I have good reason to suspect that John McAfee and other companions have been detained by the authorities in their last port of call. I will use this account and provide updates as soon as they become possible.
& # 39; I last spoke to John when his boat went on board. The situation was tense but controlled. Our conversation was interrupted by authorities who seized their phones.
& # 39; The bastards wouldn't even give him a cigarette. & # 39;
He then created an ominous threat – that information would be released if John's his & # 39; next check-in & # 39; fog.
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
& # 39; If John misses his next check-in, events are triggered that I cannot prevent once they have started. John has written data with individuals around the world.
& # 39; I don't know their identity or locations. They will release their cargo if John goes missing, & he wrote.
Last week McAfee tweeted from Cuba. He was on board with his wife and dogs.
Twitter users shared their skepticism on Tuesday about reports that he had been detained.
Loggia-Ramirez responded to Twitter and said: & There are also people who doubt the veracity of today's report. That is fair enough and can be forgiven. But you will find that you are mistaken – this is not a publicity stunt.
McAfee tweeted Wednesday that he had been released by officials in the Dominican Republic
McAfee & # 39; s wife Janice tweeted after their release on Wednesday that she was happy to be free
& # 39; Finally, to some haters and authority-loving, boat-licking cowards looking for John's demise – what more can be said than: f ** k off.
& # 39; Enjoy it as long as you can, because your time is coming. & # 39;
On July 19, McAfee tweeted that the CIA had tried him and his wife & # 39; & # 39; to & # 39; collect & # 39 ;.
He has since tweeted that they have been at sea for days without running water and that they were looking for a harbor, but he did not say true.
On July 19, McAfee shared this photo of himself and his wife armed with weapons, claiming that the CIA had tried to & # 39; collect & # 39;
His last tweet was on July 22 when he referred to a port where they were on their way, sharing a photo of his dog
McAfee, who was once worth more than $ 100 million due to the sale of his eponymous cyber security company, said that almost all of his fortune has now disappeared.
McAfee went to the high seas in January and fled with his wife Janice  from his heavily fortified compound in Tennessee, claiming that a large jury was preparing to accuse him of tax-related costs.
Living in the Caribbean has also allowed McAfee to avoid a $ 25 million verdict in an unlawful death trial over the murder of his neighbor in Belize in 2012 – a crime he has never been accused of and is always serious denied.
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