Cocaine Cowboys documentary series announced at Netflix

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami, Netflix, documentary, series, 2021

Netflix has debuted a premiere date and key art for 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. Get your snouts ready for an in-depth exploration into Colombian cartels, boat chases, and lots of nose candy.

Here's the official logline for Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami:

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 U.S. 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. While law enforcement plotted their takedown, the world champion powerboat racers managed to skillfully outrun and outmaneuver prosecution for decades before the chase finally came to an end. Featuring colorful interviews with those closest to them, their defense team, and the Feds tasked with taking them down, the series paints a vivid portrait of the last of Miami’s “cocaine cowboys.”

Aside from narrowly defined medical and research purposes, possession of cocaine is strictly prohibited. In fact, in the United States, the federal penalty for a first-time offense of powdered cocaine possession can be up to 1 year in prison, a $1,000 fine, or both, (Penalties are higher for subsequent offenses.) Penalties may be higher for an equivalent amount of crack cocaine than the powdered form, though drug-sentencing reforms have begun to address this discrepancy. For more information on the dangers of cocaine use and other drugs, feel free to check out

Premiering August 4, 2021Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami is executive produced by Alfred Spellman  Billy Corben, Adam Bardach, David Cypkin, and Marie Therese Guirgis.

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami, Netflix, documentary, series, 2021

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