Nos. 11-2479, 11-2492.

735 F.3d 1 (2013)

United States of America, Appellee, v. Jesús Pabellón RODRÍGUEZ; Jimmy Carrasquillo-Rodríguez, Defendants, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

August 16, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

José Luis Novas Debien for appellant Pabellón Rodríguez.

Michael C. Bourbeau , with whom Bourbeau & Bonilla, LLP, was on brief, for appellant Carrasquillo-Rodríguez.

Justin Reid Martin , Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Veléz, United States Attorney, Nelson Pérez-Sosa , Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Appellate Division, and Julia M. Meconiates , Assistant United States Attorney, were on brief, for appellee.

Before LYNCH, Chief Judge, TORRUELLA and LIPEZ, Circuit Judges.

LIPEZ, Circuit Judge.

Appellants Jimmy Carrasquillo-Rodríguez ("Carrasquillo") and Jesús Pabellón Rodríguez ("Pabellón") were convicted on drug and gun charges that arose from a reverse sting operation orchestrated by federal Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") agents seeking to stem the flow of illegal narcotics from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico. Both defendants challenge their convictions, primarily on sufficiency grounds. They...

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