HOLLYWOOD superstar Johnny Depp has once again flown out of the Gold Coast under the cover of darkness.
It comes amid revelations he could face 10 years in jail for smuggling his two terriers, Boo and Pistol, into the country.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star and his new wife Amber Heard were ushered on to a private jet by security at Gold Coast airport on Monday evening.
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It is believed Depp is returning home to be with his daughter, Lily-Rose, who turns 16 on May 27.
Meanwhile, the heat surrounding Depp’s dogs continues after they were allegedly brought in to the country illegally.
“There’s a lot of people who are much more informed of our biosecurity regime internationally as a result of this event,” parliamentary secretary to the agriculture minister Richard Colbeck told a parliamentary hearing yesterday.
“We’re going through documents to make decisions about quite serious steps we’ll take (and against) whom,” deputy secretary Rona Mellor told a parliamentary hearing in Canberra.
An officer who boarded the plane to conduct checks didn’t find the dogs, leading to questions about whether the terriers were kept hidden at the time.
Pistol and Boo were eventually discovered after they were taken to a poodle grooming parlour weeks later.