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Millionaire John McAfee arrested in Dominican Republic

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    John McAfee talks on his mobile phone after a press conference outside the Supreme Court in Guatemala City in 2012. Authorities in the Dominican Republic said McAfee was arrested aboard a yacht carrying high-caliber weapons, ammunition and military-style gear, but McAfee tweeted later that he and five others who had been released from detention.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic >> Millionaire John McAfee said today that he was released from detention in the Dominican Republic along with five others.

The Caribbean island’s armed forces and public ministry said earlier in the day that McAfee was taken into custody along with U.S. citizens Elizabeth McAfee and Richard Alan Gibson, Robert Whitfield of Germany, Oral Thompson of The Bahamas and Vasner Louis of Haiti.

They were suspected of traveling on a yacht carrying high-caliber weapons, ammunition and military-style gear, officials said.

McAfee tweeted: “I was well treated. My superiors were friendly and helpful. In spite of the helpful circumstances, we’ve decided to move on. More later.”

McAfee developed early internet security software and has been sought by authorities in the U.S. and Belize in the past.

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