Honduras Officials Seize Gold-Plated, Jewel-Encrusted Rifle

Drug-trafficker chic, and a sign of how much money is made in prohibited goods


The authorities in Honduras have seized a gold-plated, jewel-encrusted AK-47 assault rifle, complete with two silver magazines.

The gun, estimated to be worth more than $50,000 (£30,000), is believed to belong to drug traffickers.

Following a tip-off, police also found a number of weapons, along with other military equipment and passports.