Johnny Depp Could Face Up to 10 Years in Prison for Bringing Dogs to Australia

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Pistol and Boo may land Johnny Depp in the dog house.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star could face up to 10 years in prison or a maximum fine of $340,000 for illegally bringing his pooches into Australia, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

The 51-year-old actor traveled with his Yorkshire terriers to Queensland, Australia via private jet earlier this month, but did not have the dogs go through customs and undergo the country's required 10-day quarantine.

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After grooming pictures of Pistol and Boo surfaced on Facebook, a statement on the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture website read, "Private jets are subject to the same strict biosecurity requirements as any other aircraft or vessel entering Australia."


Depp's pilot could also face up to two years in prison, the Herald reports.

The dogs were given 72 hours to return to their home in the United States, and while the cute canines are reportedly safe now, parliament is still deciding who let them into Australia without an import permit.

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