Amber Heard is charged for smuggling dogs into Australia

Johnny Depp's wife was charged earlier this week.

by Maria Vallahis |
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Amber Heard has been charged after illegally smuggling Johnny Depp's dogs into Australia, it was reported on* The Associated Press* website.

In May, it emerged that the couple took their beloved Yorkshire terriers to Oz, on their private jet, but had not declared them to customs officers.

Johnny and Amber were given an ultimatum from Australia’s quarantine authorities – get your dogs out of the country, or they’ll be destroyed. Horrible, eh?

Johnny’s pooches, Pistol and Boo, were in the country – where Johnny had been filming the fifth instalment of Pirates Of The Caribbean – but according to the country’s Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, they were there illegally.

On May 13, Johnny and his wife Amber Heard were given 72 hours to get the dogs out.

Amber has now been charged on two counts: 1) For illegally importing the dogs into Brisbane and 2) count of producing a false document.

According to reports she is due to appear in court in Queensland on September 7 - where she could face up to 10 years in jail and a fine of £4,800.

During an interview with Sky News, Joyce suggested Amber and Johnny weren't going to receive "celeb treatement".

"You, I, everybody - we're equal before the law,'" he said.

Amber told Australia's Channel 7 News: "I have a feeling we're going to avoid the land Down Under from now on, just as much as we can, thanks to certain politicians there.

"I guess everyone tries to go for their 15 minutes, including some government officials."

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