Cluster bombs are metal canisters containing up to two-hundred-forty
small "bomblets." The bomblets are packed with high explosives and
shrapnel. Dropped from aircraft, they cover a wide area with deadly
metal fragments, some of which are powerful enough to pierce armor plate.
The deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein used cluster bombs with terrible
A major supplier of these deadly munitions is an international fugitive.
Carlos Remigio Cardoen sold over one-hundred-fifty million dollars worth
of cluster bombs to the Saddam Hussein regime during the 1980's.
The bombs were manufactured in Chile with zirconium that was obtained illegally
in the U. S. A U. S. arrest warrant issued on May 27, 1993, charges
Cardoen with illegally exporting zirconium and U. S. -made parts and molds
for bomb fuses through his U. S. based company.
Carlos Remigio Cardoen is a white male, born in Santa Cruz, Chile, on
May 1, 1942. He is 180 centimeters in height, weighs 77 kilograms, and
has brown-grey hair and brown eyes. He wears reading glasses and
business attire. He speaks English and Spanish.
Cardoen is a Chilean citizen living in Chile. In recent years,
he is believed to have visited Cuba, Mexico, Russia, Britain, Spain, Greece,
and Belgium. He travels on a Chilean passport.
The U. S. is seeking Cardoen's extradition to the United States.
If you have information concerning Cardoen, you should contact the nearest
U.S. embassy or consulate. The U. S. will pay a reward for information
that leads to Cardoen's arrest. The U.S. guarantees that all reports
will be investigated and all information will be kept confidential.