Report: Packers SB ring seized in drug bust

Report: Packers SB ring seized in drug bust

Published Jun. 4, 2012 8:13 p.m. ET

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, six members of a drug-trafficking organization with ties to Mexico were arrested two weeks ago, resulting in the seizure of heroin, weapons and jewelry — including a 2010 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl ring.

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigation lasted for several months, using extensive electronic surveillance according to the report. Police departments from Chicago, Cook County, South Holland, Waukegan, Will County, and Willow Springs were involved in the probe the story said.

Agents also seized 20 kilograms of heroin, about $1.4 million in cash and 18 weapons.

It was unknown how the drug traffickers wound up with the Super Bowl ring, which was reported stolen from a team executive.

What does a Packers Super Bowl ring go for? Well, a Packers die-hard fan, Dennis Brucks, recently bought a 2010 Green Bay Super Bowl ring at a Wisconsin pawn shop that had been priced at $9,999 plus tax.

According to the report, all six of the defendants in the drug investigation — 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. — remain in federal custody.