...not at all sketchy in the Kyrgyz Republic. Not at all. Oh, and the US government is involved.
Reuters: On August 5, Police officers in Kyrgyzstan raided an apartment rented by US officials and seized 6 machine guns, 25 assault rifles and dozens of smaller firearms but then found out that the Americans were training Kyrgyz secret service agents. The American military officers and embassy officials in the apartment at the time of the raid did not have proper approval to possess the weapons, the government of Kyrgyzstan said initially. But on Tuesday the government said the American officials had come to train officers in the national security forces, and it blamed organizational shortcomings for the raid.