Interpol President Meng Hongwei (File Photo)
Interpol President Meng Hongwei (File Photo)

French police investigating disappearance of Interpol Chief

ANI | Updated: Oct 06, 2018 04:55 IST

Paris [France], Oct 06 (ANI): The French Police have launched an investigation into the disappearance of Meng Hongwei - the Chinese president of the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol).
Hongwei's wife has not heard from him for around 10 days, Interpol told CNN.
It has not been established yet if the Interpol Chief was in China when he disappeared, but a senior French law enforcement official confirmed that he was not in France, adding that Hongwei's wife reported his disappearance with police in Lyon.
"Interpol is aware of media reports in connection with the alleged disappearance of Interpol President Meng Hongwei. This is a matter for the relevant authorities in both France and China. Interpol's General Secretariat headquarters will not comment further," a statement from Interpol read.
Both the French police and the French Interior Ministry have not commented on the matter yet.
Hongwei was elected as the Interpol Chief in November 2016, becoming the first Chinese official to be the Interpol president. He is currently the Vice Minister for Public Security in China and was the former head of Interpol China. (ANI)