The leader of a drug smuggling ring that shipped cocaine and marijuana in luxury cars from California to Long Island has been sentenced to 13 1/2 years in prison.
Victor Bourne, 37, was found guilty last year on charges that he helped orchestrate he smuggling of more than 330 pounds of cocaine from 2000 to 2009.
A woman flying from Bogota to JFK had 38 packets of the product in her luggage. It tested positive for heroin, Customs and Border Protection officers said.
Would-be drug smugglers have been getting creative lately at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials say.