Actor Johnny Depp could be charged with perjury in Australia following revelations he knowingly smuggled his pet terriers into the country.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce has flagged pursuing the Hollywood star and his ex-wife Amber Heard after he was accused of being “fully aware that he was illegally bringing his dogs to Australia”, according to legal documents.
Heard last year pleaded guilty in a Queensland court of falsifying quarantine documents and had to pay a $1000 fine for bringing Pistol and Boo down under.
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Her lawyer said at the time it was a terrible mistake.
But Mr Joyce said if the fresh allegations were true “there’s a word for that, it is called perjury”.
“It doesn’t matter if you think that you’re Mr Who’s who of Hollywood, you’re going to obey our laws,” he told ABC TV from London.
Asked if he will be verifying the allegations, Mr Joyce said Australia takes everything seriously if you have a sworn statement.
“So of course we’ll look at that.”