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Authorities intercept million-dollar meth package headed to Commerce
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Authorities arrested two men after intercepting a package last week containing 33 kilograms of methamphetamine, which law enforcement officials said has a high-end estimated street value of $3.3 million.

Homeland Security officials intercepted the package in another state and learned it was headed via FedEx to Erastus Church Road in Commerce, according to Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum. Homeland Security notified the Sheriff’s Office May 6.

The sheriff’s office, Homeland Security and Georgia State Patrol surveilled the address.

“During surveillance and after waiting for a period of time, two individuals arrived at the residence and were apprehended after opening one of the packages,” Mangum wrote in a news release.

Jose Ignacio Borrego, 21, of Statham and Gerardo Martinez-Luviano, 27, of Commerce were taken into custody.

Law enforcement officials said the estimated street value for the package would be between $1.3 million and $3.3 million.

The two men were turned over to Homeland Security.

The case is still under investigation.


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