The "war on drugs" in this country coud be won in 30 days if the govt had any balls, and here is how...
ANY ship that enters US waters would be boarded and searched by the USCG or the USN.
If they are found to be carrying illegal drugs, the boarding party, and ONLY the boarding party, leaves the ship.
They leave the crew aboard.
Then they back off to gun range, and blow it out of the water.
The ship carrying the illegal drugs sinks to the bottom, taking its crew with it and taking the illegal drugs with it.
If an airplane is used to smuggle drugs, allow the military to track it and shoot it down,
without worrying about the crew.
As for drug dealers on the streets, thats even easier.
If a dealer sells to an undercover cop, give the cop the authority to deal with the dealer.
The cop would pull his badge and ID himself as a cop, then he would pull his service weapon and "bang!!!"
an automatic, instant execution of the drug dealer on the spot.
That eliminates the dealers.
No dealers, no drugs.
I don 't believe that there is jurisdiction for any of that, MM.
Indeed, it is a stretch, to say that government has jurisdiction
to have any existing police. The Founders destested
the idea of police,
considering them an instrument of tyrrany.
Thay called them a "standing army" (no reference to the US Army).
In the face of this spirit, there were no police in the USA
(nor were there any in England) until the following century.
Each citizen was expected to attend to his own self defense
and to be prepared to handle any dangers thereto with his own resources.
I hate to say it, MM, but in a dispute between the schoolyard bully
and an innocent victim, u r supporting the bully.