Interpol: Missing officer is France, China issue

PARIS (AP) — Interpol says it’s aware of reports that President Meng Hongwei has been reported missing while making a trip to his native China.

The international law enforcement agency based in Lyon, France did not provide details about Meng’s disappearance and said in a statement Friday: “This is a matter for the relevant authorities in both France and China.”

Meng’s wife reported Friday that she had not heard from him since the end of September, when he left Lyon. French authorities have launched an investigation.

The president of Interpol heads its executive committee. The police organization said in its statement “the day-to-day running of Interpol” is carried out by its secretary general, Jurgen Stock.