A case to hear dog smuggling charges against Amber Heard the wife of the renowned American actor Johnny Depp has been adjourned.
Amber Heard was ordered to appear in an Australian court on Monday because there were charges against her for dog smuggling. These charges were imposed because she had failed to declare her terrier dogs to Customs officials. Well she did not appear at the court but the case has now been adjourned till 2nd of November.
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The actress could possibly face a 10 year jail term. She could even be fined for illegally importing the dogs into Australia. Apart from this she had even produced a false document. The dogs were discovered in a Gold Coast mansion where the couple was staying earlier.
This incident sparked a public spat with Australia’s Agriculture minister. The dog smuggling incident also attracted international media attention. Yet Johnny Depp faces no charges over the dogs.
Australia has quite strict quarantine laws to prevent the import of diseases into the island nation. This weekend the couple was spotted at the Venice Film Festival. The two terrier dogs of the couple are named Boo and Pistol.
The dogs are said to have arrived in Australia on board Johnny Depp’s private jet in April this year. Depp was in Australia shooting the fifth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The shooting took place on the Australia's Gold Coast.
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The Agriculture Minster stated to BBC that it doesn’t matter whether Johnny Depp is a popular actor. Joyce said that no matter what the actor has to adhere to the country’s quarantine rules.