CRIME

Last of the notorious 'Cocaine Cowboys' arrested in Florida

  • FILE - This undated photo provided by Orange County Corrections shows Gustavo Falcon, the last of South Florida's "Cocaine Cowboys". Falcon was arrested Wednesday, April 12, 2017, some 26 years after he went on the lam, while on a 40-mile bike ride with his wife near the Orlando suburb where they apparently lived under assumed names. Gustavo Falcon, 55, also known as Taby, was booked into the Orlando County jail, Wednesday. He is scheduled to have his first appearance in Orlando federal court on Thursday, before his expected transfer to Miami. (Orange County Corrections via AP)

    FILE - This undated photo provided by Orange County Corrections shows Gustavo Falcon, the last of South Florida's "Cocaine Cowboys". Falcon was arrested Wednesday, April 12, 2017, some 26 years after he went on the lam, while on a 40-mile bike ride with his wife near the Orlando suburb where they apparently lived under assumed names. Gustavo Falcon, 55, also known as Taby, was booked into the Orlando County jail, Wednesday. He is scheduled to have his first appearance in Orlando federal court on Thursday, before his expected transfer to Miami. (Orange County Corrections via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • The home of Gustavo 'Taby' Flacon sits vacant in a quiet suburb in Kissimmee, Fla., on Thursday, April 13, 2017, the day after his arrest for drug smuggling. Falcon was arrested and charged with smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States in the 1980's. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    The home of Gustavo 'Taby' Flacon sits vacant in a quiet suburb in Kissimmee, Fla., on Thursday, April 13, 2017, the day after his arrest for drug smuggling. Falcon was arrested and charged with smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States in the 1980's. (AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

  • The home of Gustavo 'Taby' Flacon sits vacant in a quiet suburb in Kissimmee, Fla., on Thursday, April 13, 2017, the day after his arrest for drug smuggling. Falcon was arrested and charged with smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States in the 1980's. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    The home of Gustavo 'Taby' Flacon sits vacant in a quiet suburb in Kissimmee, Fla., on Thursday, April 13, 2017, the day after his arrest for drug smuggling. Falcon was arrested and charged with smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States in the 1980's. (AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

The last of South Florida's "Cocaine Cowboys" has been arrested after 26 years on the lam.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/2o8MtXS ) reports 55-year-old Gustavo "Taby" Falcon was booked into the Orange County Jail Wednesday evening and is charged with smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States in the 1980s along with his notorious brother, Augusto "Willie" Falcon.

The organization was linked to dozens of murders and shootings.

U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Barry Golden says deputy marshals nabbed Falcon and his wife, Amelia, at an intersection near Orlando after the two took a 40-mile bike ride.

Golden says Falcon obtained fake driver's licenses for his family and apparently had been living in the Orlando area since 1999. He says marshals thought he was hiding in Mexico or Colombia.

Jail records don't list an attorney.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com