According to Kasungu Police Public Relations Officer, Edna Mzingwitsa, the suspect was arrested on May 23, 2017 at Chisazima roadblock as he was travelling from Mzimba to Lilongwe for business.
"Upon searching the vehicle he was travelling in, we found three bags of Indian hemp weighing 50 kilograms each hidden inside the car," said Mzingwitsa.
Mzingwitsa said the seized bags of Indian hemp will be taken to Chitedze Research Station for testing.
According to police, the suspect will appear before court soon to answer the charge of being found in possession of Indian hemp contrary to Dangerous Drugs Act.
Phiri hails from Sauya Village, Traditional Authority Nankumba in Mangochi district.