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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Customs and Border Protection to supplement Super Bowl security efforts

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A total of seven Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers are headed to Minneapolis to provide x-ray inspections of all vehicles headed into the U.S. Bank Stadium, where Super Bowl LII will be held on Feb. 4.

While the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots face off, the CBP will use a vehicle and cargo inspection system to scan inbound cargo trucks. They provided similar services last year and, while CBP agents have been working with local, state and federal law enforcement on preparations over the course of the past year, Monday marked the beginning of inspections.

“Our officers are uniquely qualified to perform these types of operations because they do this job day in and day out at or ports of entry,” Houston CBP Director of Field Operations Judson W. Murdock II said. “Their training and expertise in this equipment is unmatched which makes our participation in this effort invaluable.”

CBP is obligated to support fellow law enforcement when asked, though they advise the relocation of equipment for this operation will not have an adverse impact on their existing operations.