In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine Cowboys" is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen.

--The incredible true story that inspired "Scarface" and "Miami Vice"

---the cocaine cowboys operation continued and grew until one of the men in the group was taken into custody and snitched on the entire operation.

People involved:
*Jon Roberts ...
**Al Sunshine ...
*Sam Burstyn ...
*Mickey Munday ...
Bob Palumbo ...
Toni Mooney ...
Edna Buchanan ...
Al Singleton ...
Louis Caruso ...
Raul Diaz ...
Jorge Ayala ... (as Jorge 'Rivi' Ayala)
Nelson Andreu ...

people call them the cocaine cowboys NOT BECAUSE THEY WERE ADVENTUROUS LIKE COWBOYS....but because they were the first to venture into the cocaine frontier at the time when they began it was unknown and unexplored territory....just like a cowboy in the wild wild west :)
by Sierra_db_florida May 8, 2008
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A guy who fucks around with only 7+’s while completely relying on cocaine to make it through a weekend.
-wears wranglers religiously
Sam was the definition of a cocaine cowboy this weekend.
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A group of adventurous drug runners in the 70's. Who brought in the first large shipments of the drug. named cowboys due to the fact that they were mainly in it for the adventure. Depictaed in the film BLOW and in the book of the same cnwboy name
Cocaine was made affordable by the first cocaine cowboys.
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A person who does cocain all day everyday no matter what. Parties every night!!!
Henrick is sniffing mad dope tonight. Look at that dope ring around Head Ham's nose. Flim Flam is a dope head. Henrick sure is a cocaine Cocaine Cowboy
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what you call a pair of kings in texas hold'em, instead of just a pair of "cowboys" which is the word usually used by older more experienced players. usually you can win some big pots with this hand, being that there are no aces on the board, which makes it alot easier to check-raise someone, or to slowplay them into betting, ultimately taking their money, hopefully large amounts of it be it a no-limit game, hence the name given to drug traffickers during the 80's making easy money, or a mediocre amount with a low limit $3-6 game for the crowd in it just for the fun, who would probably be happy just to get $50 with it in less than an hour of playing.
Cowboys!? More like cocaine cowboys given the size of that pot!

you sure hustled me with those cocaine cowboys.
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A policeman who sits on well traveled interstates, looking for drug traffickers.
That cocaine cowboy just got another customer.
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