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.