WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu September 19, 2013
Bowling Green Man Arrested on Firearms Charges
A Bowling Green man charged with using an online black market to ship firearms to foreign buyers is due in federal court Friday for a detention hearing.
Adam Joseph Bunger was arrested this week on federal firearms charges. He's accused of disassembling weapons, concealing the parts inside electronic devices, and shipping them overseas. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the 33-year-old Bunger pulled off the scheme from June through August.
ATF Special Agent David S. Hayes wrote in a criminal complaint that Bunger sent firearms to Australia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom by tucking the weapons into Xbox consoles and DVD players. Hayes said Bunger used a website called Black Market Reloaded to sell the weapons while using the aliases John Smith and Jarvis Smith.
Bunger made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green on Tuesday where he was assigned a public defender and ordered to remain in custody.