POSTED: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 8:30am
UPDATED: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 8:34am
NBC News — Saudi Arabia is preparing to bury Crown Prince Nayef. Various Saudi royals arrived in Mecca where the funeral is taking place. The heir to the throne died saturday in Geneva.
Crown Prince Nayef has been Saudi Arabia's interior minister since 1975. He led a crackdown on Al-Qaeda's offshoot after the September, 11th attacks. Nayef's 76 year old brother, Prince Salman, plans to succeed him in what's expected to be a smooth transition.