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

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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