Amber Heard Facing Possible Prison Sentence For Illegally Importing Dogs Into Australia 5 years ago

Amber Heard Facing Possible Prison Sentence For Illegally Importing Dogs Into Australia

Amber Heard could face jail time after illegally bringing her dogs into Australia.

The Magic Mike XXL actress and husband Johnny Depp came under fire from Australian authorities in May when it emerged that they had brought their Yorkshire terriers into the country without quarantining them.

The couple flew the dogs, named Pistol and Boo, into Australia on a private jet without adhering to strict importation guidelines and were told that the animals would be euthanised if they weren't removed immediately.

US actor Johnny Depp (L), accompanied by his fiancee US actress and model Amber Heard (R), arrive at Tokyo International Airport on January 26, 2015 for the Japan premiere of his latest movie "Mortdecai".  The action comedy movie will be screened in Japan from February 6.  AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

It has now emerged that Heard has been charged with two counts of illegal importation and another of producing a false document in relation to the breach.

The offences carry a maximum penalty of $100,000 or ten years in prison.

“If we start letting movie stars — even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice — to come into our nation [and break the laws], then why don’t we just break the laws for everybody?” Australian Agricultural Minister Barnaby Joyce told ABC previously.