At least 29 people were killed during the bloody operation to arrest of the son of Mexican drugs kingpin “El Chapo”, the Mexican authorities say.
Ovidio Guzmán-López, 32, alleged to be a leader of his father’s former cartel, was captured in Culiacán and flown to Mexico City on Thursday.
But during and after the arrest, 10 soldiers and 19 suspects were killed.
Furious gang members set up road blocks, set fire to dozens of vehicles and attacked planes at a local airport.
A further 35 military personnel were injured and 21 gunmen were arrested, Defence Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval said on Friday.
Mr Guzmán-López – nicknamed “The Mouse” – was extracted by helicopter and flown to the capital before being taken to a maximum security federal prison.
His father, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, is serving a life sentence in the US after being found guilty in 2019 of drug trafficking and money laundering. His trial revealed some of the brutal details of how Mexico’s drug cartels operate.
The six-month surveillance operation to capture Mr Guzmán-López had the support of United States officials, Mr Sandoval said.
The US had put out a reward of up to $5m (£4.2m) for information leading to his arrest or conviction, as well as that of three of his brothers who are also thought to have kept their positions of command in the group.
But a federal judge in Mexico has now suspended any extradition process against him, according to local media.
The operation, which began at dawn in Culiacán, in Sinaloa state, north-west Mexico, sparked a wave of violence from armed cartel members.