Garbage had sweet smell of $93,000

TOKYO - A bag containing 10 million yen (the equivalent of $93,000) was found inside a coin-operated locker at Nagahama train station, in western Japan. The bag contained 1,000 old 10,000-yen bills set in 10 stacks, each one wrapped neatly with a paper band on which was printed "The Bank of Japan Kyoto Branch" police said. Police said an employee recovered the bag during an inspection of lockers left locked for more than their three-day limit. Police are investigating the case as a possible crime, instead of a simple lost-and found case, because the presence of the bands means the money had likely just been released by the central bank.