John McAfee released after detention in Dominican Republic

Posted 25 July, 2019


On July 25, a cryptocurrency enthusiast, John McAfee, was reportedly released by the authorities of the Dominican Republic. McAfee posted optimistic photos on Twitter, where he is embraced with law enforcement agencies.

The disobedient presidential candidate wrote: 

"Leaving detention (don't judge my looks - four days of confinement). I was well treated. My superiors were friendly and helpful. In spite of the helpful circumstances, we've decided to move on.  More later."

Earlier, on July 23, Juan Maria Loggia-Ramirez posted a message on Twitter saying that the crew and McAfee were detained. Later, the local media made a statement:

"McAfee was arrested on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, while docking his yacht in Puerto Plata, after which authorities seized high-calibre weapons and other military props from his vessel."

The arrest was carried out during the stay of the yacht near Puerto Plata, a province with access to the Atlantic Ocean. During the arrest, several different types of large-caliber weapons were seized. The yacht  called “The Great Mystery” is taken under control of the authorities for further investigation. Among the detainees were a German, two US citizens, a Haitian, and a resident of the Bahamas.

Also, according to McAfee, he is prosecuted by the US tax authorities for tax evasion and the FBI in the context of the mysterious death of a businessman’s neighbor in Belize.

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