TARAWA,31 OCTOBER 2019 (RADIO KIRIBATI) —- A five-member film crew from 60 Minutes Australia detained in Tarawa since Monday, for what government sources claim was false declaration by the team on arrival, left the country this morning.

The group arrived in Tarawa on a flight from Nadi on Monday and were detained after they declared that they were in Kiribati for a meeting.

The team, led by 60 Minutes reporter Liam Bartlett left the country today for Solomon Islands after being held under house arrest at the Utirerei hotel in Ambo. (PACNEWS)