CBP agents use x-ray machine to secure Super Bowl

Think of the massive security headache going through every truck hauling stuff into Super Bowl 49.

FOX 10 found out the secret to speeding that up.

How do you secure Super Bowl 49 with hundreds and hundreds of huge semi-truck's rolling in and out. Customs and Border Protection is on the job.

"Anti-terrorism is something we deal with every single day and they will bring that expertise to the Super Bowl," said Gil Kerlikowske, CBP Commissioner.

A massive x-ray machine makes sure trucks are carrying food and goods and not bombs. The machine looks more like a section of a car wash. 

CBP lines up the semi trucks from end to end, more than half a mile at a time. They then roll by while authorities peer inside.

FOX 10 asked the comissioner if the Paris attacks brought a heightened state of security. "I would say that," said Kerlikowske.

The technology used at the Super Bowl is the same used every day at the Ports of Entry along with the Arizona-Mexico border where agents look for illegal entrants and drugs. The technolgy can determine if something dangerous is on board.

"People in the United States are very concerned, we want them to have a level of trust and confidence that you've got a lot of people out here that are working hard to make sure this event goes off without a hitch," he said.

Some of the trucks are asked to unload all of their cargo before being cleared to go in. And you might wonder why not roll trucks through a stationary x-ray machine? Officials say the radiation is too powerful and dangerous for the driver, so they park the trucks end to end, get the drivers out, and roll the x-ray machine over them.
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