U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been preparing for more than one year for security at this year’s Super Bowl. In coordination with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and local law enforcement, CBP’s mission is to be the “eyes in the sky” and help keep the air space around the stadium safe.

CBP has one hundred fifty agents and officials, sixty five Air and Marine Operations personnel, three UH-60 Black Hawk, and three AStar helicopters working at the big game this year. We salute CBP’s well-coordinated effort in ensuring the safety of the Super Bowl.

In other Super Bowl-related Customs news, CBP has been busy seizing imported merchandise with intellectual property violations in advance of Super Bowl LII. Fake Super Bowl rings, team jerseys, bracelets, among other merchandise has been confiscated at U.S. ports. Smart trademark holders register their marks with CBP enabling the agency to seize counterfeit merchandise before it enters the stream of commerce.