WASHINGTON — The financial crimes enforcement division of the Treasury Department plans to enhance information sharing with international and local law enforcement agencies on transactions potentially involved in money laundering, a Treasury official told Senators Thursday.

In prepared remarks to a Senate committee hearing on how top African politicians and their families had evaded anti-money laundering laws to bring hundreds of millions of dollars into the country, James Freis, director of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, said the agency is pursuing a number of steps to beef up enforcement.

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