Actor Johnny Depp could be facing ten years of prison time for bringing his dogs to Australia without declaring them to customs officials.

The actor broke the Country's quarantine laws when he brought in his two Yorkshire terriers using his private jet earlier this month. The actor is currently down under working on part five of Pirates of the Carribbean.

On 25 May, an Australian senate committee was told that if it goes to court, Depp could receive a sentence of up t0 10 years in prison or a maximum fine of AU$340,000 (£172,000). The pilot could also face up to two years behind bars for his role in the situation.

 

Australian authorities became aware of the situation after Depp posted pictures of them on social media. Authorities told Depp that the dogs would be euthanized if they weren't flown out of the country immediately. Amber Heard, Depp's wife has since returned to California with the dogs. We'll keep you updated as details of this story unfold.