While the actor removed his two Yorkshire terriers, Boo and Pistol, from the country before a deadly deadline passed, Depp himself could now be facing serious consequences for the violating the pet-related regulations.
The Australian government takes its biosecurity laws seriously, and as such an ongoing investigation into the incident was brought up during a Monday Senate committee hearing.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, it was revealed that if the country pursues a case against Depp, he could face jail time of up to 10 years or a maximum fine of $265,000.
Depp, like his dogs, is currently out of the country. He had been there working on the next installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise.
It's been almost two weeks since Australian agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce announced that Depp's dogs were in the country illegally. At the time, Joyce gave Depp 50 hours to remove the dogs or they'd be euthanized.
Source: Today.com / Ree Hines