Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial district, Nelson Effiong said, his father was a smuggler, saying it was difficult dealing with smuggling challenges in the country.

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Recalling his father’s involvement in smuggling, he said: “My father was not just a smuggler, he was a Chief Smuggler in the 70s,” he said.

“Let us be frank to ourselves, there is no smuggling without collaboration of Customs officers and from my father’s experience in smuggling, it is difficult dealing with smuggling in Nigeria.