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Johnny Depp Could Face Up To 10 Years In Prison For Bringing His Dogs To Australia

05/26/2015 09:50 am ET
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Captain Jack Sparrow could spend real time behind bars.

Johnny Depp may face prison time for bringing his two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into Australia illegally earlier this month. The actor brought his dogs into the country on his private jet while filming the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel. The Australian Agriculture Minister then responded by threatening to kill Depp's dogs, since the country requires all animals to have permits and go through a quarantine process to prevent incoming disease.

According to The Guardian, an Australian senate committee was told on Monday that if the case goes to court, Depp could face up to 10 years in prison, or the maximum fine of AU$340,000, which is over $263,000 in U.S. dollars. The pilot of the plane that brought the dogs into the country could also face up to two years in prison.

Depp's wife Amber Heard has reportedly taken the dogs, Pistol and Boo, back to California. Depp is said to have also returned from Australia. The actor's reps were not immediately available for comment.

For more, head to The Guardian.

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