Crime

Bowling Green man pleads guilty to illegally shipping guns inside video games

A Bowling Green man pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he illegally shipped guns and gun parts out of the country.

Adam Joseph Bunger, 34, hid guns and components such as magazines inside video games and shipped them to people in Australia, Sweden and England, according to court documents and a news release.

Federal authorities investigated Bunger last year after a package arrived in Australia and was found in a forensic examination to contain disassembled components of a 9mm pistol, gun parts and two empty magazines that were in a hollowed out Xbox video game system, according to Associated Press.

Bunger was not a licensed gun dealer, and the people to whom he sold the guns were not licensed importers, dealers or collectors, according to a news release.

Bunger faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in May.

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