Thursday, April 27, 2017

After 26 years, last 'cocaine cowboy' in Miami court

The last of Miami's infamous 'Cocaine Cowboys' Gustavo Falcon, 55 is planning to plead not guilty to drug charges when he goes on trial next month after almost three decades on the run.

Falcon was arrested earlier this month near Orlando, where he had been living under an assumed name with his wife.
Falcon vanished in 1991 when he, his older brother Augusto 'Willie' Falcon, Salvador 'Sal' Magluta and seven others were charged in a major federal grand jury indictment. Magluta and Augusto Falcon operated one of the most significant cocaine trafficking organizations in South Florida history. The gang smuggled at least 75 tons of cocaine into the US and made some $2 billion in the 1980s 'Miami Vice' era.