JOHNNY Depp’s leading lady, Amber Heard has been issued with a summons for illegally importing his two dogs into Australia on a private jet.
The Hollywood star came under fire in April for failing to declare Pistol and Boo to authorities on their arrival in Brisbane, where he’s working on the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman has confirmed a summons has been issued over the saga.
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“Ms Amber Heard was served with a summons issued by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions on July 14,” a statement read.
“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.
“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.”
At the time of the incident, a minister said the dogs would be put down if they stayed.
“It’s time Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States,” agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce said.
The dogs left the country unharmed at few days later.
However, a subsequent Senate hearing was told that Depp and Heard could be sentenced to as long as 10 years in jail, or be forced to pay a fine of up to $265,000 if they were found guilty of illegally importing then.