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Spanish taxi driver returns €10,000 left in cab

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Spanish taxi driver returns €10,000 left in cab
A taxi racing through the streets of Barcelona. Photo: Salvador Fornell/Flickr
17:06 CET+01:00
A Canadian tourist who left a suitcase containing 10,000 euros ($10,500) in cash in a Barcelona taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cab driver.
The driver dropped off the suitcase on Saturday at a police station in Barcelona's Eixample neighbourhood, home to Guadi's famed Sagrada Familia church, after he realised it had been left behind, a police spokeswoman said.
   
"Police opened the suitcase to try to find information that could identify its owner. Inside they found 10,000 euros in cash, baby clothes and a Canadian passport," she added.
   
Using the passport police were able to track down the owner and return the suitcase. "He was really grateful and sent us a thank you note for returning it so quickly," the spokeswoman said.
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