Interpol asks China for information on its missing president

Published October 6, 2018, 8:33 PM

by Roel Tibay

By the Associated Press

The international police agency Interpol says it has asked Chinese authorities for information about its president, Meng Hongwei, who seemingly vanished on a trip to China.

FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Interpol President, Meng Hongwei, walks toward the stage to deliver his opening address at the Interpol World congress in Singapore. A French judicial official says Friday Oct.5, 2018 the president of Interpol has been reported missing after traveling to China. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File/ MANILA BULLETIN)
FILE – In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Interpol President, Meng Hongwei, walks toward the stage to deliver his opening address at the Interpol World congress in Singapore. A French judicial official says Friday Oct.5, 2018 the president of Interpol has been reported missing after traveling to China. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The Lyon-based agency said in a brief statement Saturday that “it looks forward to an official response from China’s authorities to address concerns over the president’s well-being.”

Interpol said it used law-enforcement channels to submit its request for information about Meng’s status.

Meng’s wife says she hasn’t heard from him since he left Lyon at the end of September. France has launched its own investigation. French authorities say he boarded a plane and arrived in China, but the 64-year-old’s subsequent whereabouts are unknown.

Meng is also a vice minister for public safety in China.

 
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