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NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - Super Bowl XLVIII has been declared a level one national security event. Part of that security is to examine every item that is being brought in for Sunday's big game.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents will work around the clock to X-ray every delivery truck and any other vehicle authorized to enter the MetLife Stadium complex for anything suspicious.

Agents will be looking for smugglers, narcotics, terror activity, and more potential threats.

Throughout Super Bowl week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will use HCV Mobile Scanning trucks to examine vehicles.

Inside the HCV mobile unit, agents will monitor computer screens to scan anything and everything commercial vehicles will bring in.

"We are xraying every piece of equipment, every cargo, every beverage, seat cushion, every piece of merchandise, food...everything that is going in the stadium has to be x-rayed before it goes in," Kevin McCabe, Chief of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency says.

The giant machine is what is called a "high energy" x-ray unit.

After the trucks are approved, they get a police escort to the loading docks over at the stadium.

The FBI also gave Fox 5 a behind-the-scenes tour of its joint operations and surveillance center in Newark.

"We are looking at all of the information and see if it has an effect on any event related to the Super Bowl," Aaron Ford, FBI special agent says.
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