Mexican authorities found the drugs concealed in two trailers on a highway on the edge of the city believing it was coming from Colombia.
Responding authorities seized 18 long firearms, one short, two vehicles and two grenades at the site of the clash.
The arrest of a drug kingpin’s son triggered extreme violence, which saw armed men unleash terror across the city.
Heavy gunfire rocked the city of Culiacan in clashes that left blazing vehicles strewn across the street and sent terrified residents running for cover after authorities captured Ovidio Guzman, son of jailed Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman.
The 62-year-old drug lord, who had been protected in Mexico by an army of gangsters and an elaborate corruption operation, was brought to the US to stand trial after he twice escaped from Mexican prisons.
Prosecutors say Guzman amassed a $14 billion fortune by bribery, murder and smuggling drugs, while his former associates say the drug lord paid millions of dollars in bribes to Mexican officials.
Moving 'El Chapo' from a maximum security jail in Manhattan to a court in Brooklyn has already proved to be a major security headache amid fears the Mexican drug lord may attempt a third jailbreak.
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