Sunday, 2 June 2013

Golden Guns - Updated

Golden Guns
Police in Mexico raided a basement finding 31 diamond-studded guns, presumably belonging to a drug cartel boss, according to the attorney general's office.

Officers in western Jalisco found "31 gold- and silver-plated handguns of varying caliber studded with diamonds and engraved with the name 'Lobo Valencia,'" the federal agency said in a statement. The basement in Zapopan also yielded four rifles. Valencia is not on a list of 24 drug bosses sought by Mexican law enforcement, which offers $2.4 million reward, in total, for their capture. But he is the right-hand man of Joaquin Guzman.
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) is the ninth spy film in the James Bond series and the second to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

Francisco Scaramanga is the main antagonist in the James Bond film.
Saddam Hussein had a series of gold-plated weapons, including assault rifles, sub-machine guns (one of which was a Second World War British Sterling gun) and a Dragunov.
When Col Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed, he was carrying a golden gun, one of the dictator's arsenal of customised, gold plated weapons.

Rebels captured what appeared to be a golden Kalashnikov AK-74 assault rifle - a successor to the AK-47 - from his Bab al-Aziziya compound, although it was also said to be a Dragunov sniper rifle.
In 2008 a Mexican police raid on a drug kingpin's home revealed a collection of golden weapons, along with a small amount of cash.