Amber Heard, Johnny Depp’s Wife, Charged With Dog Smuggling

Amber Heard, Johnny Depp’s Wife, Charged With Dog Smuggling
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Amber Heard, the actress better known as Johnny Depp’s wife, can face up to 10 years in prison for dog smuggling. Amber Heard brought her dog illegally to Australia which led her to trouble.


According to a report from USA Today, the nation’s agriculture minister ordered them to get out of the country or serve a death penalty. The incident got global attention after that.

Amber Heard not only brought her two dogs, Pistol and Boo, to Australia; she was also charged with producing false documents as mentioned by the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions on Thursday.

It is heard that this can land Johnny Depp’s wife into trouble. The illegal act can cause up to 10 years in prison along with a penalty of 102,000 Australian dollars ($75,000). The false documentation can result to one year in prison along with a fine of 10,200 AUD.

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Johnny Depp is spared, though. However, the scenario was that the dogs were traveling in Johnny’s place to Brisbane back in April. The actor was working on the latest installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

The actress, who married Depp back in February, has been summoned to appear in a Queensland court on September 7. The Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions said on Thursday that it is still not sure if Amber will attend this in person or not.

A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman confirmed said in a statement on Wednesday that “all animals entering Australia must have an import permit, and have undergone relevant testing and health checks signed off by a government veterinarian from the exporting country to ensure pests and diseases from overseas are not brought here.”

The whole story of dog smuggling came to surface when Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce accused Depp, 52, of flying his Yorkshire Terries in his private jet to Australia.

Joyce said, “If we start letting movie stars — even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice — to come into our nation (with pets), then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody?

“It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States.”

The fate of Amber Heard will be decided on September 7 or later, but this incident has surely made her famous in a wrong way.