Johnny Depp's wife issued with summons over illegal dogs
AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has welcomed news Johnny Depp's wife had been issued with a court summons for allegedly illegally importing the couple's two dogs into Australia.
The Yorkshire terriers - Pistol and Boo - made international headlines earlier this year after Depp's wife, Amber Heard, brought the dogs into the country on a private jet.
The ordeal led to a social media backlash with the hashtag #WaronTerrier trending on social media after Mr Joyce went on television and said the dogs should "bugger off" out of the country and threatened to have them euthanised.
The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions confirmed in a statement this week it had issued the summons.
Ms Heard, 29, has been charged with two counts of illegal importation under the Quarantine Act and one count of producing a false document.
She is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on September 7.
Penalties for the offences include fines of up to $100,000 or up to a decade behind bars.
Depp has been filming the latest instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise this year at various locations across Queensland.
News of Heard's court summons has once again made headlines around the world.
- APN NEWSDESK.