• The Associated Press


Police used fishing nets and their hands Wednesday to scoop up 2.7 million yen in mysterious cash found floating down the Sakai River in Tokyo, an official said.

A passerby notified police after seeing the bank notes drifting down the Sakai River on the border between Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture, a Metropolitan Police Department official said.

Police managed to retrieve 270 soggy 10,000 yen bills, the official said. Police are still investigating how and why the money was dumped.

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