Interpol president Meng Hongwei, who was reported missing in his native country, has been detained in China for questioning as a part of an investigation against him, according to reports on Saturday.
Meng landed in China last week, and was soon “taken away” for questioning by discipline authorities, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post quoted a source as saying.
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Sixty-four-year-old Meng is the first Chinese head of the Interpol, the international law enforcement agency. He is also a vice-minister at China’s Ministry of Public Security. Recently, his wife reported to the French Police that he had gone missing.
Last week, he landed in China amid the mystery surrounding his disappearance. Meng was last seen in France on September 29, according to reports from France.
It was not immediately clear why he is being investigated or where he is being held, sources said.
(With inputs from agencies)