Officers who were taking part in a multi-agency Texas Rangers operation exchanged gunfire Thursday with drug-runners along the Rio Grande, wounding at least three suspects.

AUSTIN (June 9, 2011) — U.S. law enforcement officers exchanged gunfire early Thursday morning with drug runners while attempting to intercept boats loaded with drugs on the Rio Grande, the Department of Public Safety said.The officers were participating in a multi-agency Texas Ranger Recon operation, the DPS said.

At least three suspected drug runners were wounded in the shootout, the DPS said.[Continue reading]