US-Bulgarian programme: School pupils learn about dangers of drugs

Written by on July 28, 2017 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on US-Bulgarian programme: School pupils learn about dangers of drugs

A hundred Bulgarian high school students came together in Varna, in order to learn about the dangers of drug use. The event was organised by the American Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in co-operation with Varna municipality.

“Just say no” was a slogan created by then-First Lady Nancy Reagan in the 1980s.

The pupils who took part in the Varna discussion, which was part of the Blue Heart Campaign for a “Summer Without Risk”, will be peer educators on the dangers of drug use and drug trafficking in their schools all over Bulgaria.

The DEA combats drug use as well as smuggling in the United States and abroad. According to the US embassy in Sofia, the agency also co-operates with the Bulgarian Customs Agency when it comes to seizing drugs and arresting drug traffickers.

Because of its geographical location and for other reasons, Bulgaria is being abused as a transit country for drug deliveries from Afghanistan and other countries.

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