Millionaire John McAfee arrested in Dominican Republic

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2012 file photo, software company founder John McAfee talks on his mobile phone after a press conference outside the Supreme Court in Guatemala City. Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Wednesday, July 24, 2019, that McAfee was arrested aboard a yacht carrying high-caliber weapons, ammunition and military-style gear, but McAfee tweeted later Wednesday that he and five others who had been released from detention. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Millionaire John McAfee said Wednesday 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.