FedEx was going to deliver a package containing more than 70 pounds of methamphatime, but it was intercepted by authorities.
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2 Georgia men arrested after 70-plus pounds of meth was nearly shipped via FedEx

Two men are in federal custody after they tried to pick up a package that had been dropped off by FedEx at a Jackson County home Wednesday. 

That package was supposed to contain 33 kilograms (nearly 73 pounds) of methamphetamine, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. However, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had already intercepted it in another state last Monday, sending a decoy package in its place.

Jose Ignacio Borrego, 21, of Statham, and Gerardo Martinez-Luviano, 28, of Commerce, were arrested after opening the decoy package, which had been delivered by FedEx to a home on Erastus Church Road, the release said. It’s unclear what the package contained, if anything.

Both suspects were taken to the Jackson County Jail until Friday, which is when they were turned over to Homeland Security agents, the release said. The charges the suspects face were not released.

The investigation was conducted by Homeland Security, the sheriff’s office and the Georgia State Patrol. AJC.com has reached out to the sheriff’s office and Homeland Security for more details about the investigation.

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