Major-General of the Russian police Alexander Prokopchuk was elected Vice President of Interpol at the Assembly in Indonesia.
”Russia`s Alexander Prokopchuk, head of the Interpol NCB in Moscow, elected Vice President of Interpol,” the agency reported on Twitter.
Earlier, Russian information agency RIA Novosti reported with reference to its sources that ”a citizen of the Russian Federation was elected by 127 votes with only 10 voices `against` and eight abstentions.”
Prokopchuk served as chief of the Russian Interpol since 2011.
The new leadership was also elected at the General Assembly of Interpol: Deputy Minister of Public Security, Director of the China Coast Guard Meng Hongwei became the President of the organization. Currently, Interpol brings together 190 countries.