ITALIAN POLICE SEARCH THE BELONGINGS OF ARRIVING ALBANIAN REFUGEES
Italian police search Albanians as they arrive at the sourthern Italian port March 24. Italy has decided to start turning away boats bringing a flood of Albanians to its ports. Italian military sources said there is mounting evidence that Albanians who have set out to reach Italy over the past two days were no longer genuine refugees from armed unrest but illegal emmigrants looking for a better life. Some 12,000 Albanian refugees have sought shelter on Italy's shores since March 13.