Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2006

Contact: Special Agent Raymond D’Alessio
Public Information Officer
713 693-3272
E-Mail: Ray.A.D’Alessio@usdoj.gov

Enrique “Kiki” Camarena Red Ribbon Rally “Houston Kickoff”

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2006 @ 8:00a.m.

WHERE:
555 Northwest Mall (Entrance B) Houston, Texas
State Capital Building, Austin, Texas

WHAT: Enrique “Kiki” Camarena Red Ribbon Rally “Houston Kickoff”

WHO: 400 Houston area 5th and 6th grade students will participate in the “Houston Kickoff” portion of the Enrique “Kiki” Camarena Red Ribbon Rally at the Northwest Mall. The students will then journey by bus to Austin, Texas to participate in an anti-drug program at the State Capitol Building along with other students from the Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio areas. The students will then participate in a “mock” legislative discussion and prepare their own version of a Drug Prevention Bill for Texas. This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the death of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a DEA Special Agent who was murdered in Mexico by narcotics traffickers in 1985. The Red Ribbon Program was initiated as a tribute to Camarena’s legacy. The program will also include remarks from participating agency representatives.

DEA Houston Field Division Special Agent in Charge James D. Craig – Red Ribbon Remarks at Northwest Mall

Other Sponsoring Agency Representatives include:

-U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
-U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
-Office of the Mayor – Houston Crackdown
-U.S. Internal Revenue Service
-U.S. Marshal’s Service
-U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
-Texas National Guard
-Federal Bureau of Investigation
-U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas
-Veterans Affairs Police

For additional information concerning this event, please contact Special Agent Raymond D’Alessio at 713-693-3272 or Demand Reduction Coordinator Dawn Mathis at 713 693-3152.