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Lucky escape for family pooch as two-stone cannabis bundle falls from the sky


The family dog was walking about when the package crushed his dog house Credit: Nogales Police Department

A massive bundle of cannabis tossed from a plane almost killed a family dog as it crashed to earth.

The package, weighting almost 24 pounds, smashed to pieces the sleeping pet’s dog house when it landed in the back garden of a US family in Arizona.

The stunned family who owned the pooch said they were woken up by a “loud crashing noise” but assumed it was a storm and went back to sleep.

However, the next day, they saw some large pieces of wood in the garden and went to investigate.

On top of dog's house, they found a bulky bundle wrapped in black plastic.   

The package contained around 26lbs of cannabis, worth $10,000 (€8,825).

“Thank goodness [Hulk] is a wanderer at night and was not in his house,” said Maya Donnelly.

 “He was probably at the gate watching the plane go by.

 “It was right on top of our dog’s house. It just made a perfectly round hole through our carport.”

The family live near the border between the US and Mexico, Nogales International newspaper reports.

Police are now trying to find out whether the bundle was transported by an aircraft or a pilotless drone.

Police chief Derek Arnson said that it was the first time in his career that he had seen damage to a house done by drugs dropped from the sky.

He said: “Someone definitely made a mistake, and who knows what the outcome of that mistake might be for them.”

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