The Slovenian police were notified of the arrest by the Canadian colleagues on Wednesday, reads the General Police Administration's press release published on Friday.
The capture is a result of a swift and effective exchange of information between the Fugitive Active Search Team of the Slovenian criminal police and Canadian security services, said the police.
It was first reported by the newspaper Finance that the Canadian police had apprehended fugitive businessman Sergej Racman, which was later confirmed by the relevant court for the web news web portal of the commercial broadcaster POP TV.
The former owner of the cinema chain operator Kolosej is wanted in Slovenia under an Interpol Red Notice alert for his alleged role in a prostitution ring that was allegedly operating in the Marina Sauna Club near Nova Gorica in the west.
The specialised state prosecution has been dealing with the case since July 2019, and has filed an indictment at the Koper District Court against 18 individuals, including Racman, and one legal entity, the company Cratos.
They are being charged of being associated in a criminal group which abused a total of 413 women for prostitution between 1 August 2014 and 23 January 2020. They have allegedly gained at least EUR 21 million in illegal money.
Racman expressed willingness last year to make himself available for proceedings running against him, provided he is allowed to preserve his dignity.