A massive load of cocaine worth a wholesale value of $24 million was taken from three alleged Dominican smugglers aboard a go-fast boat in the Caribbean Sea.
The Coast Guard is celebrating another big haul seized in the western Caribbean.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say the system over the eastern Caribbean Sea has formed into Tropical Storm Rafael.
More than 2,300 pounds of marijuana and nearly 900 pounds of cocaine will not make it into the streets of South Florida after Coast Guard crews seized the illegal drugs from two separate vessels earlier this month.
The U.S. Coast Guard captured more than a ton of cocaine during two operations in the Caribbean in recent weeks.
The Coast Guard showed off a major cocaine bust in Key West Wednesday.
The National Hurricane Center has given a strong area of low pressure in the Caribbean a 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or higher in the next 48 hours; and South Floridians need to keep an eye on the development of this system.
A broad area of low pressure is located over the Caribbean to the Southwest of Jamaica. The system has not become better organized since Sunday.