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Los Angeles, May 26: Actor Johnny Depp might face jail time for bringing his two dogs into Australia illegally. An Australian Senate committee said if the matter goes to court and the 51-year-old is found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in jail or a maximum fine of $265,000, reports people.com. Depp landed in hot water earlier this month after flying into Australia in a private jet with his Yorkshire Terriers — Pistol and Boo — breaking the country’s strict quarantine laws. (Also read: Happy birthday, Johnny Depp: Check out his three best acting performances here!) Also Read - These Aren't Pictures of a Hotel Room, But of a Nordic Prison Cell; Twitter Says 'They Look Better Than Our Homes'

As per reports, an ongoing investigation found that Depp, his fellow passengers and the flight crew did not declare the dogs’ presence, and they were only discovered after the pups were taken to a local groomer and photos were posted on social media.  Australian Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce then threatened to have the Yorkies euthanised unless they were flown out of the country within 50 hours. Also Read - Can Dogs Detect Coronavirus And Control Pandemic? Yes With Accuracy, Say Scientists