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People Turning to Private Security in Kyrgyzstan

Trust in police left wanting

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One morning last year in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Dilnoza awoke to find her brand-new Toyota Corolla missing. She knew immediately whom to call, and it wasn't her local police precinct.

Dilnoza sought the help of a private security agency. And after six days of searching, the firm's operatives finally tracked down and recovered Dilnoza's car, which was found in a village outside the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek. Asked why she didn't go to the police, she provided a practical answer.