Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. – US tycoon John David McAfee threatened to end tourism in the Dominican Republic if his dogs, which were kept in the custody of the authorities at the time of his arrest, are not returned or are damaged.
“Why were we arrested? Alleged not to declare our firearms. Firearms are legal on yachts but must be declared at customs. Our fabrics are ready to declare. We were never allowed to testify because they embarked us and stopped us before we could speak to customs, ”McAfee said through his Twitter account.
McAfee explained that he was never allowed to declare his weapons at Customs because he was arrested since he arrived at the port.
“The problem we have now is that the DR has not returned our dogs. We were not allowed to leave anyone on our boat to take care of them when they deported us. The government of the Dominican Republic took custody and we have not heard anything. If they were damaged, I will work to ensure that tourism ends in the DR, ”he reiterated.
McAfee, arrested last Monday in a port of Puerto Plata with several weapons on board his yacht, was deported to England, his home country.
Cándido Simó, McAfee’s lawyer, confirmed that the founder of the antivirus company that bears his name traveled on a commercial flight with his wife, through Las Americas International Airport, to London, England.
McAfee was arrested on Monday 22 of this month, along with his wife Janice Elizabeth; the German Robert Whitfield; Oral Thompson of the Bahamas; the Haitian Vasner Louis and the American Richard Alan Gibson, when their ship “The Hreat Mystery” docked in the bay of the Ocean World water park, in Puerto Plata, in the North of the Dominican Republic.
As for the weapons seized by the Dominican Navy in the boat of the controversial billionaire, the magnate’s lawyer explained that they had them in the boat for “protection”, since it was in international waters, and that there “all ships have weapons on board ”.
According to McAfee, he was wanted by the United States for “not filing tax returns,” which he considered “not a crime.”