While conducting patrols, Troops of the Ministry of the Navy of Mexico (Semar) who traveled by land and air were attacked by a group of armed men in the state of Sinaloa.
During the operation, in which they claimed four tons and a half of marijuana in bags and packaged ready for transport, the feds called in air support which resulted in a Navy helicopter (Marina/Semar) coming under attack and attacked by gunfire.
The elements fired back in self-defense during the events and two assailants were killed, reported Semar.
The federal agency said the incident occurred yesterday near the ranchería Saco de Agua, Sinaloa.
"The naval elements develop their operations in compliance with procedures established by the ‘Use of Force, Common Application to the Three Forces’, and strict respect for human rights" said Semar.
During these actions "in the vicinity of the settlement" Six rifles, magazines and ammunition for the exclusive use of the Armed Forces " were found and seized.
Also, "about 4.5 tons of marijuana packed in bags and ready for transport", which was "destroyed on site by incineration".