Accused ‘Cocaine Cowboy’ arrested after 26 years

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Gustavo Falcon. Photo via the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS Miami) A member of the alleged “Cocaine Cowboys” was arrested Wednesday afternoon after evading authorities for 26 years, CBS Miami reported.

Gustavo Falcon, 55, was found riding his bike outside of Kissimmee in a joint operation involving U.S. marshals from Miami and Orlando.

He had been living with his wife and children using fake identities, according to CBS Miami.

Federal authorities indicted Falcon in 1991 with his drug kingpin brother Willy Falcon and Sal Magluta. They were accused of smuggling 75 tons of cocaine into the U.S. between 1978 and 1991.

No further information is immediately available.

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