TWO Patong venues - Secrets and Seasons - were investigated by undercover police, Phuketwan has learned. It is believed both venues have the same owner. Rihanna visited Seasons.
PHUKET: Undercover police last night arrested the owner of a sex show in Patong that international pop singer Rihanna visited when she was on Phuket.
The arrest came just before Governor Maitree Intrusud and Phuket's new Police Commander, Major General Ongart Phiewruangnon, visited Patong's famous Soi Bangla tourist walking street about 10pm.
The governor and the police commander went to the venue where the arrest had taken place. By the time they visited, the ping pong show had been replaced with dancing ladyboy katoeys.
The Director of Kathu District, Veera Kerdsirimongkol, who oversees Patong, was with the governor and the police commander.
Khun Veera said that police in plain clothes had earlier visited the same venue and as a result arrested the owner, Waranyoo Jornmuang. He would be charged with running the lewd show.
Last month's visit by Rihanna to Patong resulted in her tweeting to fans: Either I was phuck wasted lastnight, or I saw a Thai woman pull a live bird,2 turtles,razors,shoot darts and ping pong, all out of her pu$$y
The pop star also posted on the internet a ''selfie'' of her with a slow loris. Touts photograph the cuddly protected creatures with tourists in exchange for cash.
Two arrests of slow loris touts came soon after Rihanna's visit but others have since been seen still operating in Patong's Soi Bangla walking street.
Last night no slow loris touts or sex show touts could be found as the governor shook hands with tourists and greeted bar workers.
He said later that the tourists had told him they liked Soi Bangla very much and intended to come back again with friends.
Most of the women who work in the bars told the governor they came from Thailand's Isarn region.