The total number of irregular migrants returned to Cuba from different countries in the region total 4,030 so far in 2023, after the 38 deported this Friday by the government of the Bahamas, reported the Ministry of the Interior (MININT).
The members of this group of Cuban migrants had participated in two illegal exits from the island, through the central province of Ciego de Ávila.
With this flight, there have been 90 return operations from different countries so far this year, the Ministry said in a note on Twitter.
Este 7 de julio fueron devueltos a #Cuba por autoridades de Bahamas 38 migrantes irregulares que habían participado en 2 salidas ilegales, por Ciego de Ávila.
Con este vuelo, suman 90 operaciones de retorno, con 4030 personas desde diferentes países en 2023. pic.twitter.com/Ha8g3FuM1E
— MININT_CUBA (@minint_cuba) July 7, 2023
On June 6, the government of the Bahamas returned three other illegal migrants to Cuba as part of the migration agreements between the two countries.
Although the largest number of Cuban irregular migrants deported in these operations come from the United States, groups have also been returned from Belize, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic and Mexico.