No money down the drain for Philippine
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[October 18, 2018]
(Reuters) - Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered
dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards
and IDs, but no money.
A man working near the scene shot video footage showing the workers in a
village in Batangas city, south of the capital Manila, sorting through
wallets and removing and laying out items including identity cards found
Sanitation workers sort out credit cards and IDs after retrieving
wallets from a drain, after local media reported that a stash of wallets
were clogging a canal in Poblacion, Batangas City, Philippines October
16, 2018, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social
media. Domav Panganiban/via REUTERS
Police officer Mario David, who went to investigate what he
suspected were stolen items, said many of the wallets were
pulled out from deep in the drain, meaning they had been there
for a long time.
None of them contained any money.
The items were turned over to police so they could identify and
alert the owners who were likely victims of pickpockets, David
(Reporting and Writing by Karen Lema and Nur-Azna Sanusi;
Editing by Karishma Singh)
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