Trial delayed for 'cocaine cowboy' on the run for 26 years | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy
14.5°C

Trial delayed for 'cocaine cowboy' on the run for 26 years

October 18, 2017 - 1:44 AM

MIAMI - Trial has been delayed for a Florida man who eluded capture on drug charges for 26 years and is described by authorities as the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys."

Court records show a federal judge agreed to delay the trial of 56-year-old Gustavo "Taby" Falcon until Feb. 5. It had been scheduled to begin Oct. 30. Falcon's attorney says he needs more time to prepare.

Falcon vanished in 1991 when he, his older brother Augusto "Willie" Falcon, Salvador "Sal" Magluta and others were charged in a federal indictment. The gang purportedly smuggled at least 75 tons of cocaine into the U.S. during the hyper violent "Miami Vice" era.

Falcon was arrested in April near Orlando, where he lived with his wife under a phoney name. He has pleaded not guilty.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
The Associated Press

  • Popular kamloops News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile