Children from four Bulgarian cities said "No" drug with dance flash mob


2016-10-27

Over 250 children took part in anti-drug initiative organized by the Customs Agency and DEA
Under the sounds of the song "We will rock you" and Bulgarian folk music 250 students said 'No' to drug use. Flashmob of Sofia Airport was part of the "Red Ribbon", organized by the Customs Agency and the US Agency for Drugs DEA.
The event in memory of Enrique Camarena was held for the seventh consecutive year in Bulgaria. Enrique Camarena is DEA agent who was abducted and then tortured and killed by Mexican drug dealers, while on assignment in Mexico. 250 teenagers from schools in Sofia, Dupnitsa, Pravets and Blagoevgrad took part in the initiative this year.
US Ambassador His Excellency Eric Rubin wished the children to have the power to take care of themselves and their own health, because sometimes to say "yes" is easy, but this choice causes harm to young people for life.
Around 3,000 drugs are available on the market today. 2500 of these are synthetic drugs. They could cause death or injury even at first use. This information was presented in front of children by Stefan Bakalov of Sofia Airport Customs House.
Edward Coffey, head of the DEA office in Balgariyau said: There is nothing worthy to use drugs and people who deal with them are aimed solely profit. He told the story of brutally murdered agent Enrique Camarena, whose life and struggle inspired the initiative of the red ribbon.
Children's Dance Ensemble of "Actavis" from Dupnitsa, Taekwondo team "Pohion" dance school "Dance Station" and skaters from "Dancing Wheels" took part in the event. Rap star monogram sang and danced with teens to support anti-drug campaign.
Customs officials demonstrated to students how their specially trained dogs Epsi, Diana and Nero detect narcotics and capture drug traffickers.
Flashmob ended with a long horo dance for all participants, guests and passengers at the airport.
The initiative "Red Ribbon Week" involved over 80 million people worldwide.