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Missing Interpol chief resigns after detention in China

The president of Interpol, who disappeared 12 days ago, has resigned from his position with immediate affect after reports he was detained in China.

Chinese authorities said the president Meng Hongwei, a native of China, was under investigation for unspecified violations of Chinese law.

His disappearance was originally reported to French police by his wife who said she had not heard from his since she travelled to China.

The international police agency said it was using law enforcement channels to inquire into Meng’s status.

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