Two people accused of smuggling eight migrants into the country in a yacht which ran aground in Devon have been locked up ahead of their next court date next month.
Jamie Wisbey, aged 54, and 38-year-old Fay Miles have been charged with bringing foreigners into the country in breach of immigration rules.
It comes after a 27-foot boat ran aground at Horse Cove between Dawlish and Teignmouth on December 14.
Eight adult passengers, believed to be Albanians, were taken into police custody.
Wisbey, of Central Road, West Hoe, and Miles, of no fixed address, appeared before Plymouth magistrates two days later.
They are jointly charged with conspiring to breach immigration laws by bringing eight migrants from outside the European Union into the country.
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The pair did not enter any pleas and magistrates heard that the case is so serious that it can only be heard by a judge.
Wisbey and Miles, who is thought to be from Plymouth, were remanded in custody to appear at Exeter Crown Court on January 14.
Devon and Cornwall Police said at the time of the incident: “The arrests by officers from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit, supported by Border Force, the National Crime Agency, Devon and Cornwall Police, Immigration Enforcement and HM Coastguard, are part of an ongoing investigation into people smuggling.”
The incident happened just after 4pm that Monday afternoon and the eight adult passengers were taken into custody.