Interpol President Resigns After Being Detained in China

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The president of Interpol resigned after being detained by a Chinese anticorruption watchdog, the organization announced Sunday.

The Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon, France received the resignation of the organization’s president, Meng Hongwei, 64, effective immediately, Interpol said in a statement Sunday.

Meng, also serves as China’s vice minister of public security, and his resignation came hours after China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced he had been detained while under investigation for possible criminal activity.

On Saturday, Interpol requested clarification from China’s authorities on Meng’s status as he had been missing since he left Lyon for China on Sept. 29.

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