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Topic - Kevin Abar
Investigators have confiscated more than $13.6 million worth of phony sports merchandise over the past five months and expect to seize more in New Orleans during Super Bowl week, a federal law-enforcement official said Thursday.
"Other time, the jerseys have `Patriots' misspelled."
"Cartels are seeking to get their hands into any illegal activity they can," said Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New Mexico. "A lot of folks may think that there's nothing wrong with buying a knockoff Denver Broncos jersey, but in reality, the money is being used to fund the drug war in Mexico."