MEXICO CITY – Five people have been killed and one Mexican marine wounded in a clash in the western state of Sinaloa.
The Mexican Navy said Friday in a statement that marines acting on a tip raided a home in the town of Los Mochis before dawn. They were fired on from inside the structure. Five suspects were killed and six others arrested. The marine's injuries were not life threatening.
At the home marines seized two armored vehicles, eight long guns, one handgun and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
The statement said they believed a regional commander for a criminal organization was present, but escaped.
The area has been the site of other military operations in recent months as the government continues to search for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel.