Interpol issues wanted notice for Carlos Ghosn

The story continues
by Jason Tulio | Jan 4, 2020
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The admittedly exciting saga of Carlos Ghosn continues. 

In the latest development of the story, the Associated Press reports that the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has issued a wanted notice to Lebanon for the disgraced former Renault-Nissan executive. In case you missed it, Ghosn snuck out of his Tokyo home by allegedly hiding inside an instrument case before making his way on board a private plane and eventually into Lebanon. But later reports said he simply walked out of his home and never returned.

Shortly after his disappearing act, Ghosn issued a statement, addressing rumors that his family was involved in his daring escape. “The allegations in the media that my wife Carole and other members of my family played a role in my departure from Japan are false and misleading. I alone organized my departure. My family played no role,” he said.

The notice issued to Lebanon is what’s known as a Red Notice, which Interpol describes as “a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action.” Lebanese Justice Minister Albert Serhan says that Lebanon “will carry out its duties” regarding the formerly celebrated automotive boss, though it’s worth noting that Ghosn entered Lebanon with a legal passport.

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It remains unclear what will happen with Ghosn next, but one thing’s for sure—the story just keeps on getting more and more intriguing.

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