Atlanta – Police uncovered $500,000 of Atlanta-bound cocaine inside a horse saddle Tuesday.
Federal agents said they discovered the saddle as it crossed the Mexican-U.S. border through the post. They immediately launched "Operation Urban Cowboy" and tracked it as it made its way to a Georgian store.
Police informed the owner of the business where the parcel was due to be collected and were at the store when a man and woman came to pick up the package.
Inside the saddle, police found 11lb (five kilograms) of cocaine with a street value of $500,000.
Police arrested the man and his female companion. Both were charged with drug trafficking.
Federal agents said the bust was part of an ongoing operation to identify drugs coming into the Georgia and the U.S. through postal services.