China’s ruling Communist Party has admitted that the missing head of Interpol Meng Hongwei, was “under investigation by the National Supervision Commission for alleged violations of laws.”
Hongwei also holds the position of vice minister of public security in China.
The chinese government had remained silent on the sudded disappearance of Hongwei since last month when he flew from France to China.
However, a Hong Kong-based newspaper[The South China Morning Pos] known for its connections inside the Chinese government, said Meng was “taken away” for questioning upon landing in China last week. The newspaper cited an unnamed source.
In a separate development, Interpol said it had received Meng’s resignation from the international police agency with “immediate effect” according to statement posted Sunday.