A British tourist found on the island of Corfu a briefcase containing 30,000 euros in cash and turned it in to police, authorities said on Wednesday.
Police said the tourist, a 59-year-old woman, found the briefcase on the side of the street as she left a shop on Tuesday afternoon, and could not believe her eyes when she saw that it contained the cash.

She immediately turned the briefcase in to the local police station.

Police found that the briefcase contained, in addition to the money, several bank deposit booklets and personal documents identifying the owner, who arrived shortly afterwards at the police station in a state of panic.

The briefcase owner was an employee of a company, and he told police that the money was destined to pay the employees' salaries.