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Video: Johnny Depp and wife Amber Heard apologise for smuggling dogs into Australia

Published 18/04/2016

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard apologise in an Australian Government video.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard apologise in an Australian Government video.
US moviestar Johnny Depp (C) and his wife Amber Heard (L) leave the Gold Coast Courthouse in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. Depp's wife Amber Heard pleaded guilty on April 18 to falsifying immigration documents in a case dubbed the "war on terrier" after she brought her two pet dogs on their private jet into Australia last year. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTONPATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
US moviestar Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard leave the Gold Coast Courthouse. Pic: Getty Images
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Amber Heard leaves Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Heard is facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard leave Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Heard is facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
The legal team acting for US actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard arrives at a court in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. Depp and his wife Amber Heard arrived at an Australian court April 18 over Heard's alleged illegal importation of their two Yorkshire terrier dogs Boo and Pistol into the country in a private jet in 2015, as Depp was in Australia for the filming of the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTONPATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
US actor Johnny Depp (2nd L) arrives at a court in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. Depp and his wife Amber Heard arrived at an Australian court April 18 over Heard's alleged illegal importation of their two Yorkshire terrier dogs Boo and Pistol into the country in a private jet in 2015, as Depp was in Australia for the filming of the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTONPATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard leave Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Heard is facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
A police presence is seen outside the courthouse before the arrival of US actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. Depp and his wife Amber Heard arrived at an Australian court April 18 over Heard's alleged illegal importation of their two Yorkshire terrier dogs Boo and Pistol into the country in a private jet in 2015, as Depp was in Australia for the filming of the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTONPATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
Johnny Depp, center, and wife Amber Heard, left, arrive at the Southport Magistrates Court on the Gold Coast, Australia, Monday, April 18, 2016. Heard pleaded guilty to providing a false immigration document amid allegations she smuggled the couple's dogs into Australia. (Dave Hunt/AAP Image via AP) NO ARCHIVING, AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT, SOUTH PACIFIC OUT
US actor Johnny Depp (R) and his wife Amber Heard arrive at a court in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. Depp and Heard arrived at an Australian court April 18 over Heard's alleged illegal importation of their two Yorkshire terrier dogs Boo and Pistol into the country in a private jet in 2015, as Depp was in Australia for the filming of the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTONPATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
US actor Johnny Depp (R) and his wife Amber Heard arrive at a court in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. Depp and Heard arrived at an Australian court April 18 over Heard's alleged illegal importation of their two Yorkshire terrier dogs Boo and Pistol into the country in a private jet in 2015, as Depp was in Australia for the filming of the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTONPATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
US actor Johnny Depp arrives at a court in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. Depp and Heard arrived at an Australian court April 18 over Heard's alleged illegal importation of their two Yorkshire terrier dogs Boo and Pistol into the country in a private jet in 2015, as Depp was in Australia for the filming of the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTONPATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
US actor Johnny Depp arrives at a court in the Gold Coast on April 18, 2016. Depp and Heard arrived at an Australian court April 18 over Heard's alleged illegal importation of their two Yorkshire terrier dogs Boo and Pistol into the country in a private jet in 2015, as Depp was in Australia for the filming of the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTONPATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Defence Barrister Paula Morreau arrives at Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Heard is facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Johnny Depp arrives at Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Heard is facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrives at Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Heard is facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Johnny Depp arrives at Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Heard is facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Johnny Depp arrives at Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Heard is facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Amber Heard arrives at Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Heard is facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Johnny Depp arrives at Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Heard is facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrives at Southport Magistrates Court on April 18, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. Heard is facing two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on a private jet in May 2015. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Hollywood film star Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard have apologised for illegally taking two dogs into Australia.

In court on Monday, Ms Heard pleaded guilty to making a false statement on her immigration card about the couple's Yorkshire terriers.

She was handed a one-month good behaviour bond with no conviction recorded. If she breaks the bond she must pay A$1,000 (£540).

Two illegal importation charges against her were dropped earlier.

These carried a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail or fines of up to A$265,000.

Ms Heard and Mr Depp both attended Southport Magistrate's Court in Queensland state, amid a media scrum.

Her guilty plea meant Mr Depp was excused from giving evidence to the court.

A video was also shown in court, and made public by the Department of Agriculture, in which the couple expressed remorse and advised travellers to respect Australian laws.

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