An investigation In France has been open into the disappearance of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese head of the international police agency Interpol.
His family have not heard from him since he left Interpol HQ in the French city of Lyon for a trip back to China a week ago, police sources say.
“He did not disappear in France,” a source close to the French inquiry told AFP news agency.
Mr Meng is a senior Communist Party official in China.
He was elected president of Interpol two years ago.
The investigation was opened after Mr Meng’s wife went to the Police to report her husband missing.
Before taking over at Interpol, Meng Hongwei was deputy minister in charge of public security in China.