Johnny Depp facing 10 year prison term over sneaking dogs into Australia
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The Johnny Depp versus Australian immigration saga is not over yet folks after a recent Senate committee hearing down under. The actor is looking at a possible prison term and huge fine after illegally bringing his two dogs into Australia.
The hearing was told that Depp smuggled his Yorkshire Terriers Pistol and Boo into the country illegally. The actor did not declare them to customs and he failed to apply for a permit and also skipped a mandatory 10 day quarantine for all pets arriving in Australia.
As a consequence Depp is now looking at a fine of $340,000 as well as a jail term of up to 10 years in length. The pilot of the chartered flight that Depp and his pets arrived on is also looking at being prosecuted with a possible sentence of 2 years hanging over him.
Depp hit the headlines earlier in the month after Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce told the star he had 72 hours to get Pistol and Boo out of the country. Depp managed to get both dogs on a private jet bound for California shortly before the 72 hours were up ensuring that they were not put down as punishment.
Depp is currently in Australia shooting Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The actor will have his work cut out to beat this case which Australian officials have described as "very serious".