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.
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