The Chinese Communist Party announced that Meng Hongwei, the former head of Interpol and who is a Chinese national, will be prosecuted for allegedly taking bribes.
According to the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Meng was also expelled from the party and stripped of all government positions.
Meng’s disappearance in September whilst on a voyage from France to China had caused a stir. After much consternation, it was announced that he was being detained by the Chinese authorities.
In October, Chinese authorities said Meng, who was living in France, was being investigated over suspected bribe-taking.