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PopWrapped | Celebrities

Johnny Depp In Trouble With Australian Officials

Charmaine Xiao Min | PopWrapped Author

Charmaine Xiao Min

Updated 05/29/2015 12:57am
Johnny Depp In Trouble With Australian Officials | Johnny Depp
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Oh boy.

Seems Johnny Depp is finding himself in hot water with Australian officials. The Pirates of the Caribbean star who is currently filming the fifth instalment of the Disney franchise  might be facing 10 years of jail time or a possible fine of AU$340, 000  for bringing his dogs Pistol and Boo into Australia without quarantine.

Last month,  Depp brought his two Yorkshire dogs with him via private jet, illegally, without having them declared, which is a big no-no in any country but particularly in Australia where it’s biosecurity laws are very strict when it comes to bringing animals into the country.

Courtesy of unilad

Courtesy of unilad

His pilot also could be facing two years if also convicted for helping to transport the animals to the country without declaration.

The dogs are now back in the United States but it wasn’t until after their picture was posted on Facebook that officials started to take action. Custom officials stated that they did not find the dogs when they went on board the jet before the passengers left.

It is said that Australia is one of the few countries in the world that is rabies free and though it is a time-consuming, expensive process to ensure animals are taken through the necessary procedure,  it does serve its "purpose."

Courtesy of aquativity.eu

Courtesy of aquativity.eu

"The reason you can walk through a park in Brisbane and not have in the back of your mind, 'What happens if a rabid dog comes out and bites me or bites my kid,'  is because we've kept that disease out," Australian Agriculture Minister  Barnaby Joyce  said to the Australian ABC News earlier this month.

Australian Officials are taking the matter very seriously.

No word yet from Johnny Depp, himself.

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