Oct 08, 2018 03:54 PM

Update: Missing Interpol Chief Being Probed in China for Corruption

File photo of Meng Hongwei
File photo of Meng Hongwei

Meng Hongwei, the Chinese official who was serving as chief of global law enforcement organization Interpol, is under investigation by a domestic anti-graft body on suspicion of taking bribes, Chinese authorities said on Monday.

Meng, 65, is a vice minister of China’s Public Security Ministry and had been chief of Interpol since late 2016. He is now being probed for allegedly accepting bribes, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security said in a statement on Monday, without providing any further details.

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