Interpol Current Affairs

Meng Hongwei elected as new INTERPOL President

Meng Hongwei, high-level police official from China has been elected as the new President of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).

With this, he becomes first Chinese citizen to hold the four-year post.  He was elected at the INTERPOL’s 85th annual general assembly held in Bali, Indonesia and succeeds Mireille “Ballen” Ballestrazzi.

Prior to this appointment, Meng Hongwei was Vice Minister of Public Security in China. He rich experience of 40 years in criminal justice and policing.  In his career he has  overseen affairs related to legal institutions,  counter-terrorism, narcotics control, border control, immigration and international cooperation.

About INTERPOL

  • Interpol is global police co-operation agency and a non-governmental organization (NGO).
  • Its work focuses on public safety and battling terrorism, crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes, environmental crime etc.
  • It was established as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) in 1923. Its headquartered is located at Lyon, France.
  • It is the 2nd-largest international organization after the United Nations in terms of international representation with 190 member countries.

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WADA inks MoU with China’s Sports Ministry to crack down on supply of PEDS

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sports Ministry of China to crack down on the supply and manufacture of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDS) in the country.

Singing of MoU will help in exchange information between Interpol and China’s law enforcement agencies in order to target and dismantle PEDS producers and help other countries catch drug cheats among their athletes.

PEDS which are basically used as performance-enhancing drugs are openly sold online on Chinese websites and shipped to other countries around the world by regular mail.

Presently, China is world’s top producer and exporter of PEDS which are manufactured and trafficked by underground labs in the country.

About World Anti-Doping Agency

  • WADA is global Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that aims at harmonizing anti-doping regulations in all sports and countries.
  • It is collective initiative led by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
  • Established: in 1999 in Lausanne Switzerland under so called Declaration of Lausanne to coordinate, promote and monitor the fight against drugs in sports.
  • Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.

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