Meng Hongwei, former vice-minister of public security, stood trial for the suspected crime of taking bribes at the Tianjin No 1 Intermediate People's Court on Thursday. He pleaded guilty in court.
Meng, former president of Interpol, has been charged with bribery by the Tianjin Municipal People's Procuratorate No 1 Branch, according to the Supreme People's Procuratorate.
According to the indictment, Meng took advantage of his position to benefit others in job promotions and company management, then accepted huge bribes paid in cash or properties.
Meng, 65, was elected president of Interpol, based in Lyon, France, in 2016, becoming the first Chinese to take the post.
Before serving as Interpol president, Meng was vice-minister of public security and head of China Coast Guard. After taking the post as Interpol president, he still kept the position of vice-minister of public security in China.