Coastguard Says it was not a part of McAfee house raid
We reported on Thursday night that John McAfee, the anti-virus founder who is hiding from police, had claimed on his blog that his San Pedro property had been raided by the Gang Suppression (GSU) and the Belize Coast Guard. The GSU and police denied that a search was carried out and today News Five found out about the claims of Coast Guard involvement.
Rear Admiral John Borland, Commandant, Belize Coast Guard
“We have not been involved in any raids at McAfee’s property. We are a part of a joint security force that is operating in northern Ambergris Caye which includes the area where McAfee resides. A lot of operations are taking place in the area but mainly these are land based operations. We would take the lead if it’s a threat to maritime security. At this time, we don’t see McAfee posing that threat to maritime security so all our involvement to date is acting in a supporting role to whatever the police is doing in that area of responsibility.”
News Five has since received confirmation that a raid was in fact carried out at McAfee’s property, but it was done by the Belize Special Assignment Group (BSAG) of police. In related news, while McAfee has been in hiding, several of his associates have been arrested on firearm charges. One of them, British national William Mulligan, was granted bail of eight thousand dollars in the Supreme Court today. Mulligan’s wife, Syriana, was also remanded but she was previously released on bail since she is nursing a baby.