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Some 2.4 billion yen in cash was handed in to the Metropolitan Police Department’s lost and found center in 2002, down 1.2 percent from the previous year, MPD officials said Wednesday.

In total, there were some 1.72 million cases of lost items during the year, an increase of 3.9 percent from the previous year. The largest single case involving money was 9.6 million yen lost in December.

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