A flash mob named “Proud to be drug free” and performed at Sofia Airport by children from Sofia and Dupnitsa, was dedicated to the antidrug campaign initiated by the National Customs Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria and DEA


2015-10-27

The biggest antidrug flash mob named "Proud to be drug free" was performed at Sofia Airport on October 27, 2015, by 200 teenage students from Sofia and Dupnitsa in order to honor Enrique Camarena, a DEA agent who was abducted and then tortured and killed by Mexican drug dealers, while on assignment in Mexico. The event was initiated by the National Customs Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria and DEA as part of the "Red Ribbon" campaign.

The Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria Martina Strong said that the event aimed to admire the bravery in all of its aspects.

Stefan Bakalov of Sofia Airport Customs House explained the dangers of using drugs and emphasized on the expanded distribution of synthetic drugs and how easy to find and buy the have become.

Children`s dance ensemble "Actavis" from Dupnitsa, Taekwondo team "Pohyon", Dance school "Dance station" and skaters of "Dancing wheels" club participated and got part of the event showing that music and sports could be great alternatives to drugs.

Customs officials demonstrated in front of the students how the customs detector dogs Epsy and Neron managed to detect drugs.

Foreign and Bulgarian passengers at Terminal 2 of Sofia Airport had their attention captured by the way how the teenagers danced declaring "Proud to be drug free".