Accused of Pup Smuggling
Dogs Get Death Sentence
5/13/2015 8:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Captain Jack Sparrow got carried away with the smuggling — Johnny Depp‘s 2 Yorkshire Terrier pups have a death sentence hanging over their heads because Depp allegedly snuck them into Australia.
Australian officials say Johnny and Amber Heard failed to declare Boo and Pistol when they arrived on a private jet last month. Under Australian law the dogs are supposed to be quarantined for a minimum of 10 days … just to make sure they’re not carrying any foreign diseases into the fragile ecosystem.
If Johnny, or more accurately … Boo and Pistol don’t hightail it out of Oz by Saturday — the country’s Agriculture minister says they will be put down.
A rep for Johnny — who’s down there shooting the 5th ‘Pirates’ flick — told the AP the dogs are under a “home quarantine” … but wasn’t more specific than that.
Pretty harrrrsh sentence … but Aussie officials say the law is the law.