Rihanna Tweet Helps Police Make Arrests
Thai police have arrested two people for allegedly peddling protected animals after being alerted by a picture on Rihanna's Instagram account.
The singer was on a break from her Diamonds World Tour when she stopped in Thailand to visit the island of Phuket, where she met some local wildlife.
She posted a link on Twitter to an Instagram photo that showed her in sunglasses snuggling up to a furry primate called the slow loris, and tweeted: "Look who was talkin dirty to me!"
The slow loris is a squirrel-like animal with big eyes, and is listed as a protected species.
Phuket district chief Weera Kerdsirimongkon said: "Phuket authorities were alerted to the picture (of Rihanna), and ? police arrested the two individuals who brought out the loris as a photo opportunity for tourists."
Police have confiscated two lorises from a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, who are facing charges of possession of protected animals.
The charge carries a penalty of up to four years in prison and a 40,000 baht (£810) fine.