PARIS (AP) â The president of Interpol, a former senior Chinese security official, has been reported missing after he travelled to his native country at the end of September, a French judicial official said Friday.
Meng Hongweiâs wife reported Friday that she had not heard from her 64-year-old husband since he left Lyon, France, where Interpol is based, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to provide details of an ongoing investigation.
There was no further word on Mengâs schedule in China or what prompted his wife to wait until now to report his absence.
The statement noted that Interpolâs secretary general, and not its president, is responsible for the international police agencyâs operations.
News of the investigation into Mengâs disappearance came during a weeklong public holiday in China.
In Beijing, the foreign and public security ministries did not immediately respond to calls and faxed requests for comment Friday.
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