Ipswich shopkeeper faces wait to find out total owed for selling ‘dodgy’ tobacco

The Iki grocery store in Franciscan Way, Ipswich, where Hedi Ibrahim sold more than £100,000 of ille

The Iki grocery store in Franciscan Way, Ipswich, where Hedi Ibrahim sold more than £100,000 of illegal tobacco. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

An Ipswich shopkeeper who sold more than £100,000 of illegal tobacco has had a confiscation hearing, to decide how much he repays, adjourned until October.

Hedi Ibrahim, who ran the Iki grocery store in Franciscan Way, sold tobacco and cigarettes under the counter for about five months in 2016, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Last year, Ibrahim, 32, of Franciscan Way, admitted participating in a fraudulent business, possessing goods with a false trademark, supplying a tobacco product not containing a health warning, and offering to supply a dangerous product.

He was given a two year prison sentence suspended for two years and ordered to do 240 hours unpaid work.

Judge David Goodin said: “You were presented with an opportunity to sell various forms of dodgy tobacco from under the counter, over the counter.”


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A hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act was due to take place on Thursday but was adjourned to October.

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