Police used fishing nets and their hands Wednesday to scoop up 2.7 million yen (US$23,000; â‚¬17,230) in mysterious cash floating down a Japanese river, an official said.
A passer-by notified police after seeing the bank notes drifting down the Sakai River on the border between Tokyo and Kanagawa prefecture, a Tokyo police official said on condition of anonymity, citing protocol.
Police managed to catch 270 soggy 10,000-yen (US$85; â‚¬64) bills, Japanâ€™s biggest denomination, the official said.
Police are still investigating how and why the money was dumped.
As seen on Japan Probe.