DIGOS City Police Office released two female employees of the Shooters Gun and Ammo Corporation who were arrested for transporting firearms and ammunition.

The two were arrested for violating the election gun ban imposed by the Commission on Elections.

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Manilyn Maloloy-on, 22, an employee of the Shooters Guns Store in Kidapawan City, and Marizol Malinawon, 33, store assistant of Shooters Gun Store in General Santos City, were arrested by a group of Inspector Charlie Merka while patrolling the Digos Overland Transport Terminal at around 12:35 p.m. Saturday.

According to the police, the two were in possession of two 112 bullets of a caliber 9mm gun, 1,534 bullets of caliber .45, 1,070 bullets of caliber .38, 12 bullets of caliber .357, 150 bullets of caliber .40, 2,930 bullets of 12 gauge shotgun, 1,400 bullets of .22 caliber, 150 rounds of .22 MRF and 260 rounds of .22 pellets.

The two were also found with SAS 12 gauge shotgun, two .22 air riffles retractable and one .22 air rifle standard and assorted spare parts of caliber .45.

Chief Inspector Anthony Padua, in an interview with Sun.Star Superbalita Thursday morning, said the ammunition and firearms were found to have proper documents.

"For verification lang yung sa amin, anyway may seal nga ng Comelec yung mga box na dala nila," Padua said. "Tumawag din sa amin yung may-ari mismo at ipinakita sa amin yung mga dokumento showing na legal talaga yung mga armas at bala."

Police earlier said the two were arrested because they showed mere machine copies of permit to transport from the Firearms and Explosives Division in Camp Crame, Quezon City, Manila.

Police are strictly implementing Presidential Decree 1866 or the Omnibus Election Code which bans the carrying of firearms and ammunition. (Orlando B. Dinoy/Sun.Star Superbalita)