Interpol chief missing, France launches investigation

Interpol chief missing, France launches investigation

Agency News

Paris, Oct 5: French police have started an investigation into the whereabouts of president of the international police cooperation agency Interpol, Meng Hongwei, who was reported missing last week. Hongwei, a Chinese government minister, was reported missing after travelling to his native country.

The 64-year-old lives in Lyon with his wife and children, who have not heard from him since he left for China on September 29, Russian international television network RT reported.

Hongwei was elected president of Interpol in November, 2016. His term is due to run until 2020.

He previously served as the Vice Chairman of the National Narcotics Control Commission and Director of the National Counter-Terrorism Office for China. (UNI)