Multimillionaire software magnate, John McAfee, 67, on the run from Belizean police who want him for questioning in the murder of his neighbor, Gregory Faull, 52, has been arrested in Guatemala for entering the country illegally, reports ABC News.
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Before McAfee’s arrest, he told ABC News in an exclusive interview he would be seeking asylum in the Central American country. McAfee was arrested by Guatemala’s immigration police and not the national police, said his attorney, who was confident his client would be released within hours.
“Thank God I am in a place where there is some sanity,” said McAfee, 67, before his arrest. “I chose Guatemala carefully.”
McAfee said that in Guatemala, the locals aren’t surprised when he says the Belizean government is out to kill him.
“Instead of going, ‘You’re crazy,’ they go, ‘Yeah, of course they are,'” he said. “It’s like, finally, I understand people who understand the system here.”
But McAfee added he has not ruled out moving back to the United States, where he made his fortune as the inventor of anti-virus software, and that despite losing much of his fortune he still has more money than he could ever spend.
As previously reported by NewsOne, McAfee had been acting increasingly erratic and associating with local gangsters in Belize, according to local reports. In April of this year, acting on suspicion of illegal activity, a SWAT Team converged on McAfee’s home, finding “$20,000 in cash, a lab stocked with chemistry equipment, and a small armory’s worth of firearms: seven pump-action shotguns, one single-action shotgun, two 9-mm. pistols, 270 shotgun cartridges, 30 9-mm. pistol rounds, and twenty .38 rounds,” reports Gizmodo.com’s Jeff Wise.
He was also on the quest to create a”super perv powder,” a drug that yielded no adverse side effects and intense hyper-sexuality.
Investigators claim that McAfee is not a suspect and is only wanted for questioning, but McAfee’s attorney says they can’t be trusted.
“You don’t have to believe what the police say,” Telesforo Guerra told ABC News. “Even though they say he is not a suspect they were trying to capture him.”