McAfee says he's left Belize

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Software company founder John McAfee has claimed in a blog post that he evaded authorities in Belize by staging an elaborate distraction in neighbouring Mexico. It is a turn typical of the bizarre saga of the eccentric antivirus company founder who's wanted for questioning in connection with the killing of a fellow American ex-pat.

In an email to the Associated Press, McAfee confirmed a post on his website in which he described, in what appeared to be joking tones, how he mounted the ruse.

"My 'double,' carrying on a North Korean passport under my name, was detained in Mexico for pre-planned misbehaviour," McAfee wrote in the post, "but due to indifference on the part of authorities, [he] was evicted from the jail and was unable to serve his intended purpose in our exit plan."