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Interpol President Meng Hongwei, 64, has mysteriously disappeared in China

Chinese communist officials have denied ever seeing Interpol chief, Meng Hongwei, 64, who was last seen leaving for China in late September from the Interpol headquarters in Lyon, southeast France.

“Meng who? We never seen anyone like that? Here let me check. No!” one official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs replied when asked about the Interpol chief.

Hongwei arrived in China and has disappeared it seems, and no one knows where he is.

One reporter from a French news agency even went to the offices of the Ministry of Public Security where Hongwei is vice-minister.

The last report from the reporter was sent yesterday: “I asked the authorities whether they had seen Meng Hongwei, the president of Interpol. The officials said they had never heard of him, and threatened to arrest me.”

Since yesterday, French press agency RTF have lost contact with their reporter, who has also disappeared as well as the Interpol president.

Interpol has downplayed the concerns, saying the president has little influence over the organisation’s day-to-day operations, which are handled by secretary-general Juergen Stock. The agency do not plan on looking for their president because they are too scared of the Chinese and have little or no power in China.

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