The ‘tail’ of two terriers continues as movie star Johnny Depp is threatened with jail time.
A Senate committee hearing in Canberra has turned its attention to Depp’s dogs, Pistol and Boo. The investigation will reveal if the star or his pilot should be prosecuted for failing to declare the two terriers upon their arrival in Australia on a private jet in April.
If the matter continues to a court and Depp is subsequently found guilty, the actor could face a maximum fine of $340, 000, or even 10 years in prison.
It is uncertain how the dogs were brought into the country after an officer who boarded the plane didn’t find the dogs, leading to concerns that the animals were purposefully hidden.
Deputy secretary Rona Mellor told the hearing in Canberra yesterday that the dogs “weren’t declared, nor were they seen.”
She continued to highlight the severity of the seemingly ridiculous situation, stating: “We’re going through documents to make decisions about quite serious steps we’ll take (and against) whom.”
Last night Johnny Depp and wife Amber Heard once again sailed from our shores (or more accurately, boarded a private jet) to fly home to celebrate the birthday of Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose.
The pair departed from Mick Doohan’s Platinum Air hangar at Coolangatta Airport, where they were sent off by Customs officials and Australian Federal Police.