Drug trade: The gang rap sheet

1978:

* Head Hunter Wayne Doyle convicted of wounding with intent.

* Head Hunter Graham Te Awa convicted of rape, wounding with intent.

* Head Hunter Dave Smith convicted of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

1983:

* Head Hunters acquitted of abduction, rape, sodomy of a 17-year-old girl. Complainant intimidated.

1984:

* Head Hunter acquitted of rape, assault and abduction of a 16-year-old girl. Complainant intimidated.

1985:

* 83 sachets of heroin found concealed in ceiling of Head Hunters headquarters.

* Doyle and Te Awa convicted of murder of King Cobra Siaso Evalu, who was beaten to death in a Ponsonby street by a group of Head Hunters.

* Smith becomes president when Doyle jailed.

1989:

* Woman alleges she was raped by four men at Hell’s Angels headquarters. Three, including current president Doug Jay, acquitted at a second trial after first jury failed to reach a verdict.

1990:

* Head Hunters kidnap a man at gunpoint, torture him with pliers and an electric drill. William Hines, David O’Carroll and two gang associates convicted.

* Head Hunter Ian McCluskie jailed on LSD charges.

1991:

* Head Hunters prospect acquitted of raping woman at gang headquarters. Complainant intimidated.

1992:

* Three Head Hunters convicted of raping a woman at gang pad, two others of bribing a witness. After she made a complaint the word "blood" was written on the victim’s car, gang members made veiled threats to her and her family and $5000 was paid to her in an attempt to dissuade her continuing with her complaint.

* LSD and cannabis found in Paremoremo prison cell occupied by Doyle.

* Head Hunter prospect Andrew Maaka reported missing. Last seen at gang pad. Police believe he was murdered.

1993:

* Highway 61 leader Kevin Weavers convicted of theft and receiving 30 cars valued at $950,000.

* Jay convicted of conspiracy to supply class B drug.

1995:

* Hines, O’Carroll and a third Head Hunter confront, interrogate and threaten an undercover policeman with a knife. Subsequently convicted.

1997:

* Malcolm Munns (Nomad) murdered by Highway 61 members.

* Hell’s Angel Sisson arrested, he and his wife later convicted of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and money laundering. Four other gang members charged but not convicted.

* Te Awa and fellow Head Hunter Aaron Hiley attempt to collect a drug debt owed to international drug smuggler Brian Curtis who at the time was on the run having escaped from Paremoremo.

* A business partner of a senior Head Hunter commits suicide. Police receive information the man had been caught stealing from the business.

* Head Hunter demands $500 a week to allow an independent tinnie house (neighbourhood drug supermarket) to continue to operate.

1998:

* Senior Head Hunter suspected of stealing Harley-Davidsons and selling them back to the owners.

1999:

* Forty Five gang member Terry Jones jailed for six years on methamphetamine charges. Meth, manufacturing equipment, 112 cannabis plants, a list showing $45,000 in drug sales, were seized along with a bag containing $20,000 he threw from his car while being chased by police.

2000:

* Meth ring busted involving Head Hunters William Hines and David Dunn, King Cobra associate Fa’afete Taito, and career criminal and former bankrobber Waha Safiti.

2002:

* Highway 61 and Filthy Few working together in methamphetamine ring. Ex Highway president Kelly Robertson and notorious Filthy Few James Henry "Little Willie" Wilson jailed along with career criminals Peter Francis "Pete The Terrorist" Atkinson, and Kevin John Williams, of the 1970s Mr Asia gang. Ring netted $300,000 in a few months, money not recovered. Wilson murdered Tauranga woman Jo-Anne Van Duyvenbooden while on bail. Judge said Wilson killed her because of her "freelance drug activities".

* Head Hunters-run methamphetamine operation busted. O’Carroll and two other patched members arrested along with meth cooks Tony Jacomb, Michael Cavanagh and Ian Clegg.

2003:

* Highway 61 president Kevin Weavers killed. Ex-president Kelly Robertson jailed for manslaughter.

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