A gold-plated AK-47 rifle seized from the alleged leader of 'The Resistance' drugs cartel, Ramiro Pozos Gonzalez, aka 'El Molca', has been presented to the press in Mexico City.
Gonzalez, who is accused of drug trafficking and murdering members of rival gangs, apparently received the weapon as a present from a fellow drug baron. He gave the thumbs up and laughed while being escorted by police (image 2).
La Resistencia is blamed for much of the gang warfare in the western state of Jalisco over the past two years.
Police say La Resistencia was behind a series of illegal roadblocks and attacks in Jalisco, and the state capital Guadalajara, last year.
Mr Pozos is also accused of kidnapping and extortion.