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Charleston cutter nabs $24 million in cocaine

A boatcrew from the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin boards a vessel in the Caribbean Sea Nov. 20, 2011. The Gallatin crew interdicted nearly 2,000 pounds of cocaine from the vessel. (Photo/Info: U.S. Coast Guard) A boatcrew from the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin boards a vessel in the Caribbean Sea Nov. 20, 2011. The Gallatin crew interdicted nearly 2,000 pounds of cocaine from the vessel. (Photo/Info: U.S. Coast Guard)
Charleston, SC (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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