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Johnny Depp Could Face 10 Years In Jail After Dog Row With Australian Border Control

26/05/2015 11:39 BST | Updated 26/05/2015 11:59 BST

Johnny Depp could face jail time in Australia, after bringing his two dogs into the country without notifying Border Control.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Johnny hadn’t told the authorities that his two pet pooches' were staying in Oz, and their secret arrival via private jet broke strict quarantine laws.

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Johnny Depp

Now, an Australian Senate Committee has ruled that if the case goes to court, Johnny could be given a fine of up to AU$340,000 (£172,000), or a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

The Canberra Committee discussed the actor’s actions, labelling the move “very serious”.

It was also revealed that the dogs’ location became known when pictures of them were posted on Facebook, after a trip to a grooming salon.

Johnny is currently staying Down Under while filming the next instalment of the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ franchise.

When Aussie officials found out his dogs had arrived in the country, their agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce stated that they would be put down if they weren't moved.

“Mr Depp has to either take his dogs back to California or we're going to have to euthanise them,” Barnaby stated. "He's now got about 50 hours left to remove the dogs. He can put them on the same charter jet he flew out on and fly back out of our nation."

Shortly after the minister’s comments, the dogs were spotted being taken from Johnny’s Aussie address to a local airport.

It’s believed that his wife Amber Heard, and her parents, travelled back to California with them, while Johnny remains in Australia.

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