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Gun found in Albertsons frozen meat

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ROSWELL, NM -

A bizarre discovery was made in New Mexico as a loaded pistol was found packed in frozen meat.

A worker reportedly unwrapping frozen meat at Albertsons found the handgun and ammunition packed with it.

Law enforcement agencies from New Mexico and Colorado are wondering where the semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 super pistol came from.

Jim Preston of the Roswell Police Department says that type of gun is rarely seen in the area.

"I have personally never heard of this in 13 years," said Preston.  "If we would have been notified while it was still in the box and  no one would have touched it, there could have possibly been some forensic evidence that we could have actually looked into."

Police have now entered the gun into the National Crime Information Center Database.  They will conduct a federal firearms trace, which will track the serial number to the last place it was sold or documented.

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