Last of ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ Arrested by US Marshals

For over 25-years, law enforcement officials have known about a group of illegal drug traffickers that they dubbed the Cocaine Cowboys that largely operated out of Miami, Florida. During the 1980s, it is estimated that this drug smuggling operation brought at least 75 tons of cocaine into the US, via super, highspeed boats and built an empire worth over $2 billion.

A quarter century ago, law enforcement identified one of the top bosses as Gustavo ‘Taby’ Falcon, but he disappeared before they were able to arrest him.

In 1991, Gustavo’s older brother Augusto ‘Willie’ Falcon and another top drug smuggler, Salvador ‘Sal’ Magluta were arrested and indicted by a federal grand jury. That’s when Gustavo disappeared, until now.

Law enforcement officials were surprised to discover that Gustavo Falcon was living in a typical middle-class neighborhood in a suburb of Kissimmee. He was living under an assumed name.

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Gustavo is no longer on the lam after being arrested by US Marshals…

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