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U.S. Coast Guard sends 18 irregular migrants back to Cuba

Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Coast Guard has sent 18 new irregular migrants back to Cuba via the Orozco port, in the western province of Artemisa, Cuba´s national television reported on Friday.

These individuals were deeply involved in two illegal boatlifts from the municipalities of Chambas (Ciego de Avila) and Caibarien (Villa Clara), and intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The national television reported that two out of the irregular migrants were on probation for having served criminal sentences at the time of leaving Cuba, and will be at the disposal of the corresponding courts.

This operation brings to 45 the number of deportations from different regional nations, with 668.