September 24, 2013 4:12 PM EST
RIhanna's Animal Pictures on Instagram Leads to Arrest of Two People in Thailand [SEE PHOTOS HERE]
Rihanna's "love" for posing with animals has lead to trouble for others. The pop singer was vacationing in Thailand and posted pictures of her trip where she is seen wearing tiny bikinis on the beach. But there was one shot of her that lead to the arrest of two young men.
The picture that stirred controversy shows Rihanna posing with an animal categorized as a protected species called slow loris. The picture showed Rihanna in her sunglasses snuggling up to a furry primate and the caption read, "Look who was talkin dirty to me!"
Lorises are an endangered species and looks almost like a squirrel with big eyes. It is native to Southeast Asia and is listed as a protected species. It is considered illegal for touts to charge tourists money in return for photos with these animals.
According to the Contact Music, one of the men arrested is as young as 16 years of age. The two have been charged with possession of the protected animals and if convicted it could result in a four year prison sentence as well as a fine of $1,300.
Interestingly, the police in Thailand have been following Bad Girl Rihanna's Instagram account as the Phuket police raided Bangla Road the following day to hunt out for the men seeing the pictures the star posted on her Instagram page.
"I had an order from the Phuket Governor to do a raid today after Rihanna posted a photo of her with the loris," Awat Nithikil, senior forest academic at Khao Phra Taew Forest Preserve, told the Phuket News.
Nithikil further added that it's not easy to catch the touts as they have huge network who inform them of police raids.
"It is very difficult to do the raids because the touts have spies. If someone hears that the police are coming their way, there will be a person who calls the touts and tells them to move, "he said.
Rihanna seems to be an animal lover as she poses with Thai Elephants in other pictures. The singer shows out her tongue, feeds the elephants and poses fearlessly with them. The "Diamonds" singer however will not face any charges for posing with the animals.