Police have raided a house in Aberdeen in connection with an £18m jewellery robbery in Japan.
The Comtesse de Vendome necklace
Twelve Grampian Police officers took part in the joint operation with Interpol a week ago, but details have only just emerged.
The house near Bucksburn in the north of the city was searched on 7 July, but no-one has been charged.
The Tokyo boutique robbery in March included the theft of a £17m gold necklace encrusted with 116 diamonds.
The Comtesse de Vendome necklace was stolen from the Le Supre-Diamant Couture de Maki jewellery shop in the Ginza district.
It is understood a British woman is being sought over the robbery at the store.
A police spokesman said: "Grampian Police is assisting with a Japanese police
inquiry into the theft of several pieces of jewellery worth a combined total of
£18m. The theft took place in Tokyo on March 5.
Twelve police officers were involved in the search
"A joint police operation was conducted in Aberdeen on July 7 and a house has
been searched. Twelve Grampian Police officers were involved in the operation.
"At this stage no-one in the Grampian Police area has been charged in connection with the inquiry. The inquiry is being led by police in Tokyo and is still ongoing."