U.S. Coast Guard repatriates 121 Cuban migrants

The United States Coast Guard says it has repatriated 121 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, within the past week.

On Wednesday, the Coast Guard said the repatriations were the result of nine separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits.

“These events all consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as ‘rustics’ or ‘chugs’,” the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard said its medium endurance cutters along with numerous other Coast Guard patrol boats and aircraft, “aggressively patrol the Florida Straits to detect and deter illegal and unsafe maritime migration”.

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