Johnny Depp is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, but this week he has found himself in hot water as he could be facing ten years in prison.
Depp is facing serious jail time in Australia for violating the nation’s strict quarantine laws for bringing dogs into the country. According to Breitbart, Depp was caught smuggling his two Yorkshire Terriers, Pistol and Boo, into Australia by local authorities.
Australian law clearly states that any dog flying into Australia must be quarantined for ten days to prevent the spread of disease. After Australian officials threatened to euthanize the pets, Depp flew the dogs back to America.
Australians take this law VERY seriously, and Depp could face either a decade in jail or a $340,000 fine. The pilot who flew the dogs in and out of the country could also face two years in prison for his role in the crime.
“But if we start letting movie stars — even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice — to come into our nation [and break the laws], then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody?” said Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.
Depp has been in Australia filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales for the last few months.
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