NZ Herald story here and also here where he and 43 other offenders from the Tribesman and Killer Beez are facing a raft of charges including manufacturing half a million dollars of methamphetamine, stolen goods etc
THE Killer Beez, whose colours are yellow and black, formed (in 2003) years ago as a feeder gang providing "prospects" to the Tribesmen, an Otara- based motorcycle gang believed to have about 30 adult members. The Killer Beez are headed by kickboxer Josh Marsters, also a Tribesmen member.
From a Sunday Star Times article 17th February 2008
Formed five years ago as a feeder gang to provide "prospects" to established motorcycle gang the Tribesmen, the Killer Beez have most recently made headlines for an alleged, possibly tenuous, link to savage bashings of couples on Auckland's North Shore, and a tinnie house shooting in Otara last month which saw one victim lose an eye. Cabinet minister Shane Jones voiced alarm that the gang, led by Tribesmen member and kickboxer Josh Marsters (who declined to speak to the Star-Times), was spreading its influence to Northland.
Date of Birth
Involved in a serious wounding in Otara, South Auckland in 2004
Numerous other violent convictions in the Auckland Region including grevious bodily harm with intent, aggravated robbery, common assault, assault with intent to injure, possession of an offensive weapon, trying to defeat the course of justice, threatening to kill etc etc etc
Masters has a hardened reputation, and is described by Police as a "very dangerous person"
Three Strikes Status
Tribesman/ Killer Beez
Sentenced to just 2 years 6 months in mid 2004
Released December 2006
Sentenced to 10 years 5 months with a 5 year 9 month non-parole period in August 2012
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