Movie star Johnny Depp is always careful what he packs in his luggage following an embarrassing encounter with customs in Miami, Florida.

The movie hunk flew in from Lima, Peru, with stuffed piranhas and a dead vampire bat in his bag - to add to his collection of stuffed bugs and animals - but it was his vitamin powder that really caused problems.

He recalls, "When I arrived, the customs guy went straight for me and asked me what I had in my bag. I said, 'Piranhas.'

"I remember I had some vitamin powder and it had exploded during the flight. He unzipped the bag and a poof of white powder came out. He thought he'd just hit the motherload."

20/06/2003 09:23