Pimp my shooter: The amazing bling guns that belong to Mexico's drug lordsI won't fry your retinas with pictures this time. It's more of the same, though possibly some are even worse.
Mexican soldiers have seized an arsenal of gold-plated and diamond-encrusted weapons believed to belong to the Valencia gang, allies of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel and, it seems, fans of hip-hip excess.
Showing just how flamboyant gang members spend much of their ill-gotten wealth, pictures show how most of the 31 'pimped' pistols found in a raid on a home in western Mexico had gold or silver-plated grips or were glittered with diamonds.
Three of the assault rifles are almost entirely gold-plated and there was even a silencer plated with gold. One particularly image-conscious gangster has made his pistol unique by adding rows of gaudy red and green jewels and a Ferrari logo.
Hat-tip to Phil B., our intrepid reader from New Zealand. Thanks, Phil. I think.