Report: Packers Super Bowl Ring Turns Up In Drug Bust

By: CBS News (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: CBS News (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

(CBS News) When federal agents arrested half a dozen suspects on drug trafficking charges in Chicago recently, they found the usual litany of items: Heroin... Weapons.... Cash... A Super Bowl ring.

That's right. The Chicago Tribune reports that a 2010 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl ring was among the items seized by DEA agents while cuffing accused members of a Mexican drug-trafficking group two weeks ago.

A DEA release says that in addition to the Super Bowl ring (which had been reported stolen from a team exec), agents seized 20 kilograms of heroin, $1.4 million in cash and 18 weapons.

It was unclear how the ring wound up with the alleged drug smugglers but it's not the first time a Super Bowl ring has surfaced in an unlikely location.

Last year, a Super Bowl III ring that was lost off the Hawaiian coast in 1971 turned up in a lifeguard's estate.

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