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      Charleston Coast Guard nabs $24 million in cocaine

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A Coast Guard cutter based in Charleston has seized almost 2,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $24 million in the Caribbean Sea.

      The Coast Guard announced Monday that the 380-foot cutter Gallatin made the seizure from a fishing boat on Nov. 20.

      The crew seized 37 bales of cocaine and detained four suspected smugglers who were then taken to Florida.

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