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Interpol chief missing after China trip, French police launch investigation

Interpol chief missing after China trip, French police launch investigation

A source told the outlet, "He did not disappear in France".

Meng's position as Interpol's president is less hands-on than the organisation's secretary general, but he works out of its headquarters in Lyon, France, and has made frequent appearances at crime prevention gatherings.

CNN is awaiting a response from the prosecutor's office in Lyon, France, where the global crime fighting and police cooperation agency is based. He is a veteran of China's police and security systems, serving as the country's vice minister of public security and the head of the country's Interpol bureau.

But, Hatton notes, Meng's situation is unusual because his wife reported him missing so quickly.

The Interpol president has not been in touch since September 29.

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Interpol, which is based in Lyon, said on Friday that it was aware of reports of Meng's "alleged disappearance and that the issue was a matter for the relevant authorities in France and China". Meng's wife reported her husband's disappearance to French authorities because she has been living in France with their children, Europe 1 reported.

The South China Morning Post reported Friday that Meng Hongwei was placed under investigation in his native China as soon as he arrived in the country last week. His term runs until 2020. He appears to have moved swiftly into the central government in Beijing, acting as an assistant to the public security minister - China's top cop - as well as head of the transportation department.

Mr Meng is a senior Communist Party official in China.

Interpol has 192 member nations, in an organization that allows police agencies to collaborate and share resources.

Some critics also view the campaign as a way for Chinese leader Xi Jinping to purge the party of political foes. French authorities have launched an investigation.


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