The suspects apprehended are Marcello Paolucci, 37, Lorenzo De Rosa, 46, Rudolph Jean, 45, Lucio Angelo, 45, and Julie Hache, 47. Paolucci, De Rosa and Jean were charged with conspiracy, production of substances and possession of substances for the purpose of trafficking.
During the Clemenza investigation, RCMP investigators intercepts in 2011 a communication between Paolucci and Marco Pizzi, an individual suspected of being an importer of cocaine, arrested in the final phase of Clemenza, but also released as a result a judgment of the judicial process. At that time, Paolucci was labeled as part of the clan of Giuseppe De Vito, an opponent of the dead Rizzuto clan poisoned with cyanide in his cell at Donnacona Penitentiary in 2013.
In 2008, Paolucci and other individuals, including the clan chief Salvatore Scoppa, were arrested and accused of abducting Nino De Bartolomeis, aka Nino Brown - a victim of attempted murder in March 2016 - but he had been released, as most of the alleged kidnappers elsewhere.