Three drug peddlers were arrested and 13 kg of ganja was seized from them in two separate cases, by the Payakaraopeta police on Thursday.

The accused were apprehended by the District Police during a routine vehicular check in view of the panchayat elections. M. Tirumala of Tamil Nadu was arrested for trying to transport 4 kg of ganja to Chennai. In another case, M. Raj Kumar and K. Tulasi of Chintapalli were arrested for trying to transport 9 kg of ganja from Narsipatnam to Warangal.