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DEA Arrests Six in Chicago Drug Bust, Seizes Heroin, Weapons and....Packers Super Bowl Ring?

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"Aaron Rodgers is not connected to a defunct Mexican smack cartel."

A replica of Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers' Super Bowl ring is displayed for the media Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Last week, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) busted up a Chicago drug ring, resulting in a seizure of 20 kilograms of heroin, about $1.4 million in cash, 18 weapons and a very special piece of jewelry – a 2010 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl ring, The Chicago Tribune reports.

However, Packer fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that no team members were involved in the bust as federal authorities say the championship ring was previously reported stolen by a Packers team executive.

Following months of investigation and electronic surveillance, the DEA working with multiple Chicago police departments arrested six suspects with ties to Mexican drug trafficking, according to the Tribune. In other words, the drug dealers are likely linked to Mexican drug cartels.

Officials didn't say how they ended up with the ring. Milwaukee's TMJ4 reported on the incident:

The defendants are Pedro Salas, 21, of Belvidere, Jesus Fuentes, 37, of Gary, Ind., Sergio Baltazar-Lujano, 27, of Chicago, Gerardo Baltazar-Lujano, 25, of Chicago, Ester Carrera 59, of Gary, Ind., and Anthony Santiago, 38, of Des Plaines, Ill.

Looking to preemptively squash future accusations from any "morally bankrupt" fans of their division rival, the Chicago Bears, NFL.com writer Dan Hanzus lightheartedly wrote:

Now, before a morally bankrupt Chicago Bears fan tries to pin this thing on Aaron Rodgers, you should know authorities already have said the ring was stolen from a Packers team executive.

In summation, a Packers exec will be reunited with his Super Bowl ring and Aaron Rodgers is not connected to a defunct Mexican smack cartel. Glad to clear that up.

Though the arrests were made nearly two weeks ago, feds made the announcement of the bust and recovery of the Super Bowl ring yesterday.

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