- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials say 65 Cuban migrants have been returned to Bahía de Cabañas, Cuba after having been discovered at sea.

Local media outlets report that seven migrants were brought back to Cuba on Tuesday after two interdictions.

Fifty-eight Cuban migrants - from four interdictions - were repatriated Saturday.

Coast Guard 7th District Chief of Enforcement Capt. Mark Fedor said in a statement that the Coast Guards efforts to secure the U.S.-Caribbean border help prevent tragedies at sea.

Since Oct. 1, the Coast Guard 7th District estimates that 3,611 Cubans have attempted to illegally migrate to the United States.

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