Tags: Trump Administration | meng hongwei | state department | chinese | interpol | disappearance

State Dept to Newsmax: 'Tracking' Missing Interpol Chief 'Closely'

Meng Hongwei delivers a speech behind a podium mic in 2017
Meng Hongwei, then president of Interpol, addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore in 2017. (Roslan Rahnman/Getty Images)

By
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 05:58 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Barely a week after the sensational disappearance of Meng Hongwei, Chinese politician and president of Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization), the U.S. State Department made clear to Newsmax it was keeping an eye on the increasingly unusual case.

"We are tracking this development closely," a State Department spokesman told Newsmax, "and we are in touch with Interpol on this issue."

Meng was elected president of the 95-year-old organization that promotes cooperation between police departments worldwide in 2016. He was last seen at the end of September, when he was reported missing on a trip home to China.

According to published reports, Meng was last seen being arrested by "discipline authorities." Interpol's international headquarters announced Oct. 7 that Meng had resigned as president and Beijing has since announced he is under investigation for bribery and corruption charges.

With members from police departments in 100 member nations, Interpol operates under an annual budget of €113 million.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
John-Gizzi
The State Department made clear to Newsmax's John Gizzi it was keeping an eye on the increasingly unusual case of Meng Hongwei, Chinese politician and president of Interpol, who disappeared in September.
meng hongwei, state department, chinese, interpol, disappearance
174
2018-58-10
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 05:58 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved