MIAMI – After 26 years as a fugitive, the so-called final of Miami’s “Cocaine Cowboys” has pleaded responsible to a decades-old drug cost.
Gustavo Falcon pleaded responsible Thursday in Miami federal court docket to a single cocaine distribution conspiracy cost. Beneath a plea deal, the 56-year-old Falcon may get a sentence in April of not more than 14 years if the decide agrees.
Falcon vanished in 1991 when he was charged alongside along with his older brother Augusto “Willie” Falcon, Salvador “Sal” Magluta and others. The gang purportedly smuggled some 75 tons of cocaine into the U.S. and made some $2 billion within the hyper-violent 1980s “Miami Vice” period.
Falcon was arrested by U.S. Marshals in April close to Orlando, the place he lived below an alias along with his spouse. She was not charged.