Victor Bourne received the sentence Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn. Bourne was found guilty last year of charges he used his behind-the-scenes access at New York City's busiest airport to orchestrate the smuggling of more than 330 pounds of cocaine from 2000 and 2009.
Prosecutors accused the 37-year-old native of Barbados of helping recruit and organize a crew of corrupt airport employees.
Authorities say Bourne made millions of dollars in drug proceeds he laundered through business ventures in Brooklyn and Barbados.
The sentencing capped a federal investigation that has resulted in the convictions of 20 people, 19 of them airlines employees.