The older among you may remember the Soviet Union 5 year plans. What used to happen was the Governing body, would declare targets for agriculture, manufacturing, mineral and coal production etc. to be reached during the next 5 years. Invariably the Commisars from the different regions would boast about reaching and surpassing those targets in the regions under their jurisdictions. However the reality was far short, millions continued to starve, production usually fell and where it rose the products manufuctured were invariably seriously flawed and often useless. The boasting continued, till almost the fall of the Soviet era.
Almost every statement out of the DEA and other prohibition groups, reminds me of that era in the Soviet Union. Invariable also empty boasts were unstainable and contributed to the implosion of the whole system. I suspect we are close to the same situation with the war on drugs.