A US Army drill Instructor has been arrested at a border crossing with Mexico after he allegedly assaulted two border patrol agents and tried to smuggle illegal drugs.
The Army issued a statement on Friday saying Sergeant David R. Miller, an Army Sergeant Major, was detained at a checkpoint at a US-Mexico border crossing at Nogales, Arizona, after an internal investigation.
Miller is charged with one count of assaulting a US government employee with a dangerous weapon, a second count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
On Friday, Miller appeared in court and was released on $50,000 bail.
The incident comes just days after US President Donald Trump accused Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto of allowing drugs into the US from Mexico.
Miller has been a highly successful Army instructor at Camp Pendleton since 2004, serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, and is now stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.
He was stationed at the border between Mexico and the United States until 2017.