Depp mocks dog smuggling apology

LONDON: American superstar Johnny Depp has mocked his Australian dog drama by apologising for “not smuggling” his pets into the UK for his press tour.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star and his wife Amber Heard were mocked in April for making a public apology video to make amends to the Australian government after she failed to file the correct paperwork when she brought their dogs Pistol and Boo into Australia in 2015, reported BBC online.

The actress pleaded guilty to one count of falsifying quarantine documents, while two charges of illegal importation of an animal were dropped, and she escaped conviction and was ordered to pay a £700 fine.

Depp poked fun at the scandal at the London press conference for Alice Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland by making a public statement as host Edith Bowman wrapped up the event.

“I really would like to apologise for not smuggling my dogs into England because it would have been a bad thing to do,” he said adding, “I’m going to do this everywhere I go,” he said.