Drug seizures in Dublin's north-east inner city have spiked by 160% in less than a year.
Representatives for Gardaí have been updating councillors at a Joint Policing Committee.
Seizures so far this year have been worth almost €880,000, up from just over €338,000 in 2016.
Chief Superintendant Sean Ward, from Store Street Garda Station, said: "That is because we are targetting mid-range drug dealers, so that's why you saw a reduction in the numbers of personal use etc.
"So there was a lot of work gone into getting mid-range drug dealers.
"Most of it is also down to cocaine, there is a significant increase in the use of cocaine."