Gun with ammunition found in box of frozen ribs

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By: Anika Rao 

(Scroll down for video) The last place a store worker would dream of finding a gun with packs of ammunition would be in a frozen meat box, but that is exactly where it was found, according to police reports.

New Mexican authorities said that they are baffled by what was in a package of meat in a Roswell supermarket.

A worker at the local Albertsons store, opened a case of frozen ribs Wednesday, and found a gun along with packs of ammunition stacked between the meat.

Roswell Police Sgt. Jim Preston said that it would be speculation to say how it got there. Authorities have a few clues.

A police report indicates that the meat came from the Swift packing plant in Greeley, Colorado.

Greeley Police said that they are reviewing the cases to see if the gun was used in a crime. Officials said that the semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super, had not been reported stolen. A firearms trace could take weeks to complete.