lyon - After the enigmatic disappearance of Interpol boss Meng Hongwei, the international police organization has now asked China through the official channels to give a definite answer about his whereabouts and health. Jürgen Stock has announced this to the general secretary Jürgen Stock on Saturday at the Interpol site and via Twitter. 'We are waiting for the response from the Chinese authorities to our unease about the welfare of our director,' said Stock.
The family lost contact with Meng after flying from China to China last week. His wife gave him as missing. The justice department in Lyon, where Interpol's headquarters is located, tries to trace the facts of the disappearance.
According to the South China Morning Post, the 64-year-old Meng was taken for questioning immediately after landing. The newspaper wrote that a judicial investigation was initiated against him, but mentioned no reason or source.