Nearly two weeks after Johnny Depp illegally transported his pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, to Australia, the actor has again come under fire — and may face jail time for his actions.
On Monday, May 25, an Australian Senate committee revealed Johnny, 51, could be charged with up to 10 years in prison or a maximum fine of $265,000 for bringing his two Yorkshire Terriers into the country aboard a private jet.
Johnny’s dogs Pistol and Boo in March 2014.
According to previous reports, the dogs weren’t registered on customs’ arrival slips — which are required to be completed by all travelers arriving in Australia — when brought into the country in early May. Australia’s Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce previously threatened to euthanize the dogs if Johnny did not return them to California.
Australia’s strict quarantine regulations require all animals to be registered to prevent the spread of diseases. The dogs were discovered after they were taken to a local groomer and photos of the pups were posted on social media.
Johnny arriving in Brisbane, Australia on April 21, 2015.
“If you start letting movie stars — even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice — come into our nation [with pets], then why don’t we just break laws for everybody? It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States,” Joyce told The Sydney Morning Herald on May 14.