John McAfee arrested in Guatemala

Fugitive anti-virus pioneer on run from Belize police for three weeks to seek asylum

By , Computerworld |  Security, John McAfee

He moved to Belize several years ago where he established a drug company called QuorumEx.

Earlier this year, Belize's Gang Suppression Unit raided McAfee's home on suspicion that he was running a meth lab. They found close to $20,000 in cash, several shotguns and pistols and hundreds of bullets, but it turned out that all the guns were licensed and that the lab was involved in manufacturing an herbal antibacterial compound.

Law enforcement authorities in Belize say that McAfee is not a suspect in the killings and is only wanted for questioning. They contend there was no manhunt and suggest that McAfee's actions were driven by paranoia.

Jaikumar Vijayan covers data security and privacy issues, financial services security and e-voting for Computerworld. Follow Jaikumar on Twitter at @jaivijayan, or subscribe to Jaikumar's RSS feed . His e-mail address is jvijayan@computerworld.com.

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