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French police investigating after Interpol president reported missing in China

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France is investigating the disappearance of Interpol president Meng Hongwei, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

[PARIS] France is investigating the disappearance of Interpol president Meng Hongwei, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

The probe was opened by the office of Lyon's prosecutor, said the person, who asked not to be identified as the status of the case is confidential. Europe 1 radio reported on the disappearance of the Chinese national and the investigation earlier on Friday.

Mr Meng's wife alerted the French authorities, leading to the opening of the probe, Europe 1 said, without specifying how it had obtained the information. Mr Meng's family hasn't received any news from him since he left for China on September 29, Europe 1 reported.

No one at Interpol, based in Lyon, was immediately available to comment. While Mr Meng is head of the executive committee that oversees Interpol, the agency is run by Secretary General Juergen Stock.

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