Johnny Depp Could Face 10 Years In Prison For Dog Smuggling Incident In Australia
Johnny Depp could face 10 years in prison or a fine of $265,000 in Australia for illegally smuggling his two dogs, Pistol and Boo, into the country earlier this month. The possible punishment was discussed during an Australian Senate committee hearing on Monday.
In addition to Depp’s potential penalty, Australian pols also indicated that Depp’s pilot could also face two years in prison for his role in the incident. As Gossip Cop reported, Depp failed to declare his two Yorkshire terriers earlier this month when he flew them into the country on his private jet, breaking Australia’s strict quarantine laws. The dogs were discovered after photos of them at the pet groomers emerged on social media.
As Gossip Cop earlier reported, Barnaby Joyce, Australia’s Minister of Agriculture, threatened to put down the dogs because the actor brought in the two Yorkshire terriers without “proper certification” and “proper permits.” He gave the actor a 50-hour ultimatum, a deadline by which he had to fly the dogs out, or they would be euthanized. The dogs have since left Australia with Depp’s wife Amber Heard, and are safe in California. Depp has yet to publicly address the controversy.
The actor would have to first officially be charged with a crime, and then found guilty, before any kind of sentence could be handed down. What do you think of Depp facing prison time for bringing his dogs to Australia?