Head of INTERPOL Resigns, As Bribery Charges Loom in China

Interpol president Meng Hongwei has resigned, according to reports by various news outlets on Sunday, October 7. The surprise announcement comes just over a week after Meng’s wife reported him missing, after he left France to travel home to  China. His wife later reported that the last communication she received with him was a text message containing the knife emoji. On Monday,  October 8, China’s Ministry of Public Security released a statement confirming that Meng had been detained by party authorities upon his arrival in China as part of an anti-corruption probe. According to a  translation of the press release by the Associated Press, the Minister of Public Security, Zhao Lezhi, stated that “[w]e should deeply recognize the serious damage that Meng Hongwei’s bribe-taking and suspected violations of the law have caused the party and the cause of public security and deeply learn from this lesson.” The statement also said that…

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