AUGUSTO Falcon was one of the most prominent drug smugglers of the 1980s.
He was married with children before his family life suffered a terrible tragedy.
Augusto “Willy” Falcon and Salvador “Sal” Magluta[/caption]
What is Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami about?
Fifteen years after the release of his cult classic film Cocaine Cowboys, comes director Billy Corben’s Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami, a six-part saga on the South Florida traffickers indicted in one of the largest drug cases in U.S. history.
Alleged to be the chief U.S. distributors for two of Colombia’s biggest cartels, Cuban exiles Augusto “Willy” Falcon and Salvador “Sal” Magluta were accused of smuggling over 75 tons of cocaine into the US in the 1980s.
The high school friends built a reputed $2 billion empire that made Willy and Sal, aka “Los Muchachos,” two of Miami’s biggest celebrities.
″Federal prosecutors have said previously that, in their heydey, Augusto Falcon and Salvador Magluta controlled the largest drug ring on the East Coast, and one of the five biggest in the world,″ Jim Shedd, a spokesman in Miami for the Drug Enforcement Administration told AP in 1993.
At the time of their October 1991 arrests, federal authorities identified $2.1 billion in assets the men controlled in Dade and Monroe counties.
Who was Augusto Falcon wife’s Alina?
Alina Falcon was born Alina Rossique.
Augusto and Alina allegedly married in 1977 according to MyHeritage.com.
The pair had three children together: Aileen Martinez, Jessica Falcon, and William Falcon.
Alina was shot repeatedly in the face and killed as she left a Coral Gables beauty parlor in August 1992. She died almost instantly, police said,
Police spokesman Don Blocker said there was no evidence it was anything but random street violence and several suspects were arrested, including Charles Israel Cheatham, Raymond Smith and a 15-year-old juvenile.
″It’s under investigation by the appropriate authorities,″ was all Dan Gelber, a spokesman for federal authorities would say at the time.
She was 33-years-old at the time of her death.
When is Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami being released? ?
Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami will drop on Netflix on August 4, 2021, at 8am.
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There will be six episodes for you watch all at once.
The series is directed and produced by Billy Corben.
Netflix is full of true crime documentaries for you to enjoy.