Johnny Depp could face up to 10 years in prison for bringing dogs into Australia

Johnny Depp could face up to 10 years in prison for bringing dogs into Australia
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Johnny Depp could be facing jail time over his decision to illegally bring his two dogs into Australia.

An Australian Senate committee was told on Monday that if the matter goes to court and thePirates of the Caribbean star is found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in jail or a maximum fine of $265,000.

The Department of Agriculture is working to determine how exactly the dogs entered the country, but is “unable to comment on an ongoing investigation,” the department said in a statement toWHO.

National Senator John Williams questioned department officials on how the dogs escaped customs checks in a Senate Estimates committee hearing Tuesday, WHO reported. The department said the dogs were not declared on arrival slips, which are required to be filled in by all travelers arriving in Australia regardless of whether they are flying on a commercial or private aircraft.

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