Two arrested over murder of Christopher Zambra

38-year-old was ambushed in Drimnagh last May when two vehicles blocked his car

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Christopher Zambra in Drimnagh last May.

The 38-year-old from Galtymore Rd, Drimnagh, was ambushed on Cooley Road on the afternoon of May 4th when two vehicles blocked his car at the front and rear as he was driving to visit a family member.

A large number of bullets were fired at him while he was still in his Audi car and then also as he tried to flee. He collapsed outside a house and died.

A Nissan Qashqai used in the attack was found on fire on Bedmadigan Road close by with a handgun inside which is believed to have been the murder weapon.


Zambra was a suspected killer and drugs dealer. Along with several underworld colleagues, he had become embroiled in feuding with Dublin-based dissidents.

The men aged 40 and 27 were arrested this morning in Dublin. They are being held at at Sundrive Road and Kevin Street Garda Stations under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 . They can be detained by gardaí for up to seven days.