China to prosecute former Interpol chief for graft
BEIJING: China will prosecute former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for graft after an investigation found he was suspected of taking bribes and breaking discipline rules, the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog said on Wednesday.
Meng has also been expelled from the party, it added.
Last year, Interpol, the France-based global police coordination organisation, said Meng had resigned as its president after French authorities said he had been reported missing by his wife after travelling to his home country.
Enwaer Tursun, an ethnic Uighur, had worked his way up in his native Xinjiang, eventually rising to the post of deputy secretary-general of the region’s People’s Congress in 2017.
Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleaded guilty at a trial in China on Thursday to accepting $2.1 million in bribes — a remarkable fall from grace for the former vice minister of public security.
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