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Amber Heard in Doghouse Down Under Like Hubby Johnny Depp

By    |   Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 12:23 PM

Actress Amber Heard found herself in trouble with Australian authorities – just like husband Johnny Depp – after violating the country's quarantine act by bringing her dogs Pistol and Boo down under.

Heard, 29, and Depp made headlines in May when Pistol and Boo accompanied them on a trip there, where Depp is shooting "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales."

 


Heard, who appears in "Magic Mike XXL," was issued a summons this week to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Sept. 7, reported the Brisbane Times, on three counts of violating the Australian Quarantine Act and two counts of illegal importation of an animal. She is also charged with one count each for producing a false document.

"Ms. Amber Heard was served with a summons issued by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions on July 14," said a statement from the country's Department of Agriculture. "The CDPP's action follows an incident where a biosecurity officer attended a Gold Coast property in April and found two dogs alleged to be illegally imported."

Commonwealth prosecutors charged that Heard forged her passenger arrival card in an effort to hide the two dogs when she and Depp returned aboard a private jet in May as he continued filming.

Australian officials charged that the dogs, two Yorkshire terriers, entered the country and the couple failed to declare them to customs, reported Reuters. The incident caused Australian agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce to accused Depp of trying to sidestep the country's rigorous animal import laws.

"Mr. Depp has to either take his dogs back to California or we're going to have to euthanize them," Joyce told media back in May before the dogs left, noted Reuters. "He's now got about 50 hours left to remove the dogs. He can put them on the same charter jet."

Australian officials have touted their tough biosecurity standards to control diseases, noted the Times.

"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," read a Department of Agriculture statement.

 


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