According to Chad Essley, the cartoonist who runs McAfee’s personal blog, he was detained at the immigration office by the Special Police Task force.
A picture published on Twitter by Guatemala’s National Civil Police shows McAfee next to an Interpol officer.
“John David McAfee, was taken to the Immigration Office by officers from INTERPOL for being illegally in our country,” reads the comment next to the picture.
Yesterday, Reuters reported that since he entered the country illegally, Guatemalan authorities were determined to expel him back to Belize, but according to the latest blog post published by McAfee – who is apparently blogging from jail – a judge issued a “stay order.”
“My lawyer just brought a judge to the jail and the judge issued a stay order until a higher judge can review the case. This effectively stops Immigration from returning me to the Belize border,” he wrote.
McAfee has contacted the US embassy in Guatemala, hoping that he can be returned to the States, but the duty officer told him that there was nothing they could do to help him.
Apparently, he was trying to seek political asylum in Guatemala before being arrested.
Yesterday, the founder of the famous antivirus company, revealed his plans to hold a press conference in Guatemala City on December 6.
McAfee had been on the run for almost a month before being apprehended. A couple of days ago, he agreed to conduct a phone interview with Belize Police after the agency’s representatives publicly stated that they only wanted to question him.
In the first blog he wrote from inside his jail cell, he claimed that he would be “truly shocked” if he did not conduct the press conference as he originally planned.