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Chapter 80 is titled "A Crime is a Crime".
Volume: 9 Pg.: 167
Nojiko tell the Straw Hats of Nami's burden in saving Cocoyasi Village. She tells them that Nami had spent the last eight years trying to raise 100,000,000 so that she could buy the village's freedom along with her own. Meanwhile, the Marine Captain of the 16th Branch,Nezumi, arrives at Cocoyasi Village to steal all the money that Nami had earned over the years in order to free her village from Arlong. Nami realizes that the Marines coming after her money was of Arlong's doing. She went and confronted him, telling him that he broke their agreement. Arlong laughs and grabs Nami by the mouth, saying that he technically never broke their agreement.
Nojiko continues to tell the Straw Hats the story as to why Nami joined the Arlong Pirates. She tells them that Nami sacrificed herself at a young age so that know one else in the village would get killed by Arlong like their mother did. Sanji and Ussop are infuriated by this. Zoro meanwhile is just sleeping through the story. Sanji exclaims that he would kill those pirates but he gets hit in the head by Nojiko. She tells him not to do that. Nojiko tells the crew that by going around and calling Nami their friend, they are putting her eight years of hard work in jeopardy by making the Arlong Pirates doubt her. She tells them to not make Nami suffer any more than she already had. Nojiko has more flashbacks about Nami. How Nami entered Arlong's crew so that she could earn 100,000,000 and buy the village's freedom along with her own. She remembers how just recently Nami only had 7,000,000 more to collect and her goal would be achieved. Back at the village, Genzo arrives at Nami's house with the company of the Marine Captain of the 16th Branch, Nezumi. The Marine Captain asks her if she is the criminal he heard about. Nami replies that she guess she is, but that she is with Arlong. She tells him that she is part of his pirate crew and that he should let her be. Nezumi laughs and says that he has no idea what she is talking about. He denounces Nami as a petty thief, and that the money she stole from the many Pirates is property of the World Government. Nami threatens Nezumi once again that she is part of Arlong's crew, but this does not deter the Marine in the slightest. Nezumi orders the Marines to ignore her and search the premises for the money. Nami angrily yells at them to get away and attacks them with her staff. Gen yells at Nezumi as well saying that the money was being used to save the village since the Marines wouldn't do anything. Nami is surprised that Gen knew about the money. Gen reveals that he and villagers knew about the money and what Nami was doing all along. They learned about it from Nojiko and never told Nami that they knew because they were afraid of pressuring and end up making her run away from it all. Nojiko also arrives at the scene and denounces the Marines for their actions and failing to save the village. Once again, Nezumi is deaf to such arguments. Nezumi then acts rather suspicious when he knew exactly how much money Nami was hiding and laughed when Nojiko said that Arlong would attack his ship if he lingered around too long. Nami finally understands that Nezumi is a corrupt Marine and that he had been sent by Arlong to take her money. Nami then goes to confront Arlong for breaking their agreement. Annoyed, Arlong grabs Nami by the mouth and laughs telling her he did no such thing. He technically never broke the agreement and Nami curses him for deceiving her through a loophole.
- The Cocoyasi villagers knew about Nami's plan to retrieve the 100,000,000.
- Nezumi has stolen all of the money that Nami had earned to save the village
- Arlong breaks his agreement with Nami through a loophole
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