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October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017 the 8th annual Red Ribbon event was hosted by Bulgarian National Customs Service and United States Drug Enforcement Administration at Sofia Airport.
Acting U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Andrew McClearn said to 450 students attending, “Choosing a drug-free lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to have a happy, healthy, and successful future.”
U.S. DEA Country Attache Edward Coffey spoke about the spirit of the day and honoring the memory of victims of drug traffickers by rejecting drugs.
Bulgarian Customs Agent Stefan Bakalov – who has spent his career fighting drug trafficking at Sofia’s airport – then led the festivities including performances from Kids Duptnitsa-Actavis Ensemble, Pohion Club Taekwondo, Plamen and Ivo, and a Flash Mob dance.
The event also included roller blading demonstrations, a K-9 police dog demonstration, and a pretend arrest of drug traffickers.