31 million yen found in Saitama trash

Kyodo

Some 31 million yen in cash was discovered in trash piles at an industrial waste disposal facility in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, police said Friday.

The police, contacted by the facility upon the discovery, have begun searching for the owner of the money, but nothing to suggest ownership has been found, they said.

An employee of the facility first noticed some of the bills in the trash while sorting waste Thursday. The facility subsequently collected about 31 million, yen mostly in 10,000 yen bills, police said.