15 Cubans Repatriated By U.S. Coast Guard

15 Cuban nationals were sent back to their native country after being repatriated by the United States Coast Guard on Tuesday.

Those individuals had been picked up during 3 separate interdictions in the last week in the southern part of the Florida Straits. Those taken into custody were given food, water and basic medical attention while being prepared for their return.

Over 4,400 Cuban citizens have attempted to make the voyage to American since October 1, 2015 according to the Coast Guard. Those captured have been found in the Florida Straits, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.