Interpol president has been reported missing after travelling to his native country China.French police have reportedly launched an investigation into the disappearance of Meng Hongwei after his wife reported him missing, according to Reuters.

Meng’s wife, who lives in Lyon, where Interpol is based, contacted the police after not hearing from her husband since he travelled to China in late September, sources told Reuters.

Meng used to be vice minister of public security in China, according to Interpol’s website.

Meng Hongwei was elected at the 85th session of the Interpol General Assembly held in Bali in November 2016.