Diamond-encrusted and gold-plated guns? Seems like something only in a James Bond movie, but these were all confiscated from a Mexican drug cartel.
“They were hiding in Jalisco, waiting for instructions from their boss and planning an attack on a group which calls itself the Knights Templar, with which they’re at war,” Mr Rosas told reporters at a news conference.
The police commissioner described the Knights Templar as an offshoot of La Familia, which had split from the cartel after the killing by security forces of La Familia leader Nazario Moreno in December 2010.
Police said they seized 70 long-range weapons and 14 pistols, many of them encrusted with gold, silver and precious stones.
They also secured more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition and 40 bullet-proof vests.
Fighting between rival factions of the La Familia cartel displaced at least 2,000 people from their homes in Michoacan state this week.