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Miami 'cocaine cowboy' Guillermo 'Willie' Falcon deported to Dominican Republic

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 11:30:56-05

MIAMI (AP) — One of Miami's former drug kingpins from the "cocaine cowboy" era has been deported to the Dominican Republic after serving prison time.

News outlets report that Guillermo "Willie" Falcon was deported Nov. 6 after completing a 20-year money laundering sentence. Falcon and partner Salvador "Sal" Magluta were two of the top cocaine traffickers for Colombian cartels in South Florida during the 1980s.

Although Falcon grew up in Miami, he never became a U.S. citizen and thus was eligible for deportation. Magluta is serving a 195-year drug trafficking sentence.

Falcon's younger brother, Gustavo, recently was sentenced to 11 years in prison after spending a quarter-century as a fugitive. Gustavo "Taby" Falcon was arrested in 2017 in the Orlando area, where he and his wife were living under false names.